Welcome to The APPG on Extraordinary Rendition

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition was established by Andrew Tyrie in December 2005. It is a cross party grouping of MPs and Peers from the British parliament who have come together to examine extraordinary rendition and related issues.

 

The questions asked by... the All-Party Parliamentary Group are precisely the sort of parliamentary
interrogation and questioning that is wholly appropriate.


Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband MP, 21 February 2008

Yunus Rahmatullah claims he was captured and tortured by UK troops in Iraq in 2004.  In its judgment, Mr Justice Leggatt ruled that the court would be abdicating its "constitutional function" if it did not hear the case.  More can be read here and here.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published redacted files concerning Maher Arar, a Candian/Syrian dual national who was mistakenly suspected of terrorist connections.  He was detained in the US and rendered to Syria, where he was tortured.  The US Government contends that he was deported to Syria, rather then rendered.  The files can be read here (under Records Concerning the Removal of a Canadian Citizen to Syria). 

Andrew Tyrie's latest written questions on Diego Garcia can be read here.

Nick Brown MP's question about Government policy on transportation and treatment of detainees can be read here.  Lord Ashcroft's questions on Diego Garcia can be read here and here.

The Metropolitan Police have been investigating MI6's role in the alleged joint US/UK rendition of Sami al-Saadi and Abdul Hakim Belhaj in 2004.  More can be read here

The Court of Appeals ruled that the case was not barred by the 'act of state' doctrine because public policy considerations - namely the potentially grave violations of human rights and international law - favoured the court exercising jurisdiction over the case.  The Government previously argued that allowing the case to proceed would damage international relations, an argument that the Court has rejected.  More can be read here and here.

Justice Department attorneys will have until 12 December to offer its rationale for withholding as many as 2,100 previously undisclosed photographs depicting torture by members of the US military of detainees in overseas detention centres.  More can be read here.  

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