The former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has asked the Government to reconstitute the oversight body as soon as possible following the general election.

A High Court judge has ruled that closed procedures can be used in the case of two rendition victims who are suing the UK Government.

The Guardian reports on allegations that there has been a “high-level cover-up of a blunder” in the case of two men rendered to Afghanistan and held for a decade without trial.

Andrew Tyrie MP has dismissed the idea that former detainees received compensation to prevent the disclosure of sensitive material – used to justify “secret hearings” – as a red herring.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj, who is suing the British Government for its alleged role in rendering him and his wife to Gaddafi’s prisons, has reiterated that he would drop the case in exchange for an apology.

Two psychologists, contracted to design CIA interrogation programmes, have sought to compel the Agency’s deputy head to give a deposition in the case against them, reports the Guardian.

As a Libyan dissident and his wife take the British Government to court over claims that it helped send them to Gaddafi’s prisons, new powers of “secret justice” could still stop the truth from coming out, Andrew Tyrie writes in Prospect magazine.

The newly appointed deputy director of the CIA ran a black site in 2002, and signed an order to destroy tapes of the interrogations, according to the New York Times.