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At a High Court hearing on UK involvement in torture and rendition, details have emerged of the ordeal faced by the pregnant wife of a Gaddafi opponent.
A hearing of the case brought against the UK government, MI6 and Jack Straw over the kidnap and rendition of a LIbyan dissident and his wife begins today.
The European Parliament has passed a resolution criticising the UK Government for “delay[ing] proceedings” n a case brought by a Libyan rendered to torture with UK assistance.
The UK Supreme Court has criticised Government lawyers over their unnecessary use of secret courts – known as Closed Material Procedures.
Amnesty International has called yesterday's vote in the Lords which approved the government's controversial Justice and Security Bill "a terrible day for British Justice".
Amnesty International has warned that the government is “just not listening” to widespread criticism of its proposed secret justice measures.
An influential Parliamentary committee says that the Government is failing to demonstrate the need for a roll-out of secret courts across the British justice system.
The main candidates in the Eastleigh by-election have been challenged to set out their position on the Government’s plans to roll out secret courts.
Ministers were yesterday (5 February) successful in pushing through changes which would further strengthen their ability to use secret courts.
Ministers are attempting to roll back concessions won by the Lords over their plans for secret courts, says the legal charity Reprieve.