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.
According to one source quoted by McClatchy News, the report is "not about the White House. It's not about the president. It's not about criminal liability. It's about the CIA's actions or inactions." More can be read here.