Upper Tribunal Finds that APPG was subject to avoidable unfairness in the pursuit of its Freedom of Information requestsThursday, 28 November 2013 11:28
The Upper Tribunal has now upheld part of the APPG's appeal against the refusal of the Foregin and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to disclose further information regarding the UK's role in extraordinary rendition.
The APPG is now considering its options in light of the Upper Tribunal's judgment. The judgment can be read here.
The preliminary report of the Gibson Inquiry on the extent of British involvement in extraordinary rendition and possible mistreatment of detainees was to be published last week. However, the Government delayed its release last minute for reasons that are not entirely clear. More can be read here.
The report, which was published by the Institute on Medicine as a Profession and the Open Society Foundations, accuses the US Government of directing medical personnel to ignore their professional code of ethics and collaborate in security practices that were detrimental to the detainees and constituted torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. Ethics Abandoned can be read here. More can be read here.
Intelligence and Security Committee Holds First Open Evidence Session with Three Heads of UK Intelligence AgenciesMonday, 11 November 2013 12:05
The uncorrected transcript from the session, held on 7 November 2013, can be read here.
The Westminster Hall debate on the Oversight of the Intelligence and Security Services, held on 31 October 2013, can be read here.
An Overview of the CIA Detention and Interrogation Report of the US Senate Select Committee on IntelligenceThursday, 31 October 2013 13:22
A Senate Select Committee report describes the structure of its classified report on the US rendition programme. The rendition report is divided into three volumes:
- Part I covers the History and Operation of the Detention and Interrogation Programme
- Part 2 covers the Intelligence Acquired and CIA Representations on the Effectiveness of the CIA's Enhanced Interrogation Techniques
- Part 3 covers the Detention and Interrogation of Detainees
More can be read here.