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A mass trial for almost 500 people is about to resume in Egypt which may see death sentences handed down to the defendants, including an Irish teenager arrested last year.
A Foreign Affairs Committee report published today (27 November) criticises the government for “set[ting] a dangerous precedent” in its public position on drones.
Medical groups including the American Nurses Association have come out in support of a nurse who refused to force-feed a hunger-striking Guantanamo detainee.
A High Court judge has said that a victim of UK rendition and torture can proceed with his claims against the British Government.
Leading human rights NGOs have warned that Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee is “not…adequate” for investigating the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.
A normally secretive court is to consider whether the Government should be made to release more information regarding its surveillance of legally privileged communications.
The UK Government has been criticised over its backing for an equipment fair hosted by police in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
A UN body that tracks forced disappearance has reiterated its call to Yemen to produce a US citizen missing from a prison in the country for nearly nine months.
More than 100 prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests now face execution in Pakistan as the country’s two-year death penalty moratorium looks set to end.
A report from a commission chaired by the former Director of GCHQ has called on the British Government for “safeguards” to ensure compliance with international law.