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

Report summarising preparatory work of the Inquiry is finally published after long delay.  The report can be found here.  More can be read here and here.

Findings of British complicity in extraordinary rendition are confirmed by report.  More can be read here.

Ken Clarke's statement to the House on the publication of the Detainee Inquiry report, as well as concerns expressed by Members concerning the Government's decision to appoint the ISC to take over the investigation into rendition, can be read here.

The CIA report sought by the Committee was previously withheld from congressional oversight committees.  More can be read here.

The ISC will resume the work of the Gibson Inquiry in investigating British complicity in the torture and rendition of terror suspects after 9/11.  More can be read here.

The European Court of Human Rights is currently hearing the case of Abu Zubaydah v Poland brought by two terror suspects currently held at Guantanamo Bay.  They allege human rights abuses by Poland, namely that a CIA 'black site', or secret prison, existed in Poland between 2002 and 2003 and that the Polish Government was aware of its existence and use in the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme.  More can be read here.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the CIA to seek the disclosure of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Torture 6000+ page report and the CIA's response to it.  The Senate report is the most comprehensive review of the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme to date.  More can be read here.

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