Welcome to The APPG on Extraordinary Rendition

Andrew Tyrie MPAndrew Tyrie MP

 

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

The FCO have released information about Diego Garcia - specifically UK/US protocol on aircraft and ship movements. 

The documents can be found here

 

 

Peter Oborne discuss the rendition of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj. 

The article can be found here.

The Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, Andrew Tyrie MP, spoke to Peter Oborne on Radio 4's - Week in Westminster.  The interview concerned the latest on the Intelligence and Security Committee’s investigation into rendition and the group’s legal work in the United States. 

The interview can be found here

KEY DOCUMENTS BLOCKED BY FCO

Saturday, 05 March 2016 14:20

The APPGER have discovered that key documents relating to UK involvement in rendition and torture are being blocked by the FCO. The APPGER has been conducting litigation in the US since 2008, in order to discover the full nature of UK involvement in rendition. The US State Department provided a document that shows that 11 files - high level correspondence between the UK and US - have been blocked for release by the FCO.

For the full story, click here

To download the US court papers, click here

A former senior intelligence officer is seeking permission to give evidence to the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC). The officer is to say that the Security Service was aware of the abuse of detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The full story can be read here

The new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), Dominic Grieve, has set out the Committee’s work priorities. He stated:

Our longer-term priority is the substantial Inquiry into the role of the UK Government and Security and Intelligence Agencies in relation to detainee treatment and rendition, where there are still unanswered questions”

The full statement can be read here

The Committee concluded that allegations that the UK may have requested redactions to the Senate report to conceal involvement in rendition were unfounded.  It noted, however, that it had only seen the Agencies' internal file notes, but not the specific redactions proposed by the CIA.  The statement can be read here.

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