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

The DC Circuit Court agreed with the APPG's argument that Andrew Tyrie and the APPG are not representatives of the British Government for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act and therefore may request information from the American intelligence agencies.  The FOI requests against the intelligence agencies may now proceed.  The opinion can be read here.


The report, published by the Foreign Affairs Committee, urged that Diego Garcia "should not be used for rendition unless authority has first been granted by the UK Government, on a case by case basis.  The report can be read here.  More can be read here and here.

The APPG has received another large set of documents in response to its 2008 Freedom of Information requests to the State Department.  They can be read here.

The Court said that the core of the trial could be heard in secret but the media and public would be allowed to attend the swearing-in of the jury, parts of the prosecution's introductory remarks, the verdits and the sentencing (if there are convictions).  The defendants have also been named.  More can be read here.  

David Davis MP asks a parliamentary question about whether any detainees are held on British Indian Ocean Territory Diego Garcia.  It can be read here.

Following several years of ongoing litigation over Freedom of Information requests made by the APPG on Extraordinary Rendition, the State Department has cleared for release a number of documents relating to its extraordinary rendition programme and consequences.  The documents are now available on the APPG's website here.

Officials failed to record arguments in a terrorist case heard in a US federal court last week.  The arguments concerned whether attorneys representing the terrorism suspect should be allowed to view confidential surveillance documents.  The clerk of the federal appeals court admitted that his office 'screwed up' in not turning on the recording equipment as it was supposed to.  More can be read here.

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