UN Committee Against Torture Calls For Re-establishment of Inquiry into Allegations of Torture of DetaineesThursday, 06 June 2013 14:29
The UN Committee Against Torture also expressed concern over the passage of the Justice and Security Act and its potential implications for fair trials and transparency. The Committee's report of Concluding Observations can be read here.
Former Qaddafi opponent Abdul Hakim Belhaj is suing the Home Office, the Foreign Office, MI5, MI6, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, former MI6 agent Mark Allen and the Attorney General for their alleged role in his 2004 rendition. Lawyers for the Government may apply to have the case heard in secret under the Justice and Security Act, which comes into force in July. More can be read here and here.
Case Management Conference held in Belhaj case against British Government for its alleged role in his rendition to Libya. More can be read here.
UN Committee Against Torture examines UK's human rights record and potential complicity in rendition and abusive interrogations. More can be read here,