Commenting in the Independent, APPG Chair Ken Clarke says, "we mustn’t allow fear to cause us to abandon standards of freedom, liberty and human rights on which this country stands". Mr Clarke said that values had wavered since the 9/11 attacks and rise of jihadi threats, when the UK allowed a “serious lapse in our normal standards” with involvement in extraordinary rendition to Libya and other countries where people faced torture.
The FT responds to the Intelligence & Security Committee Reports on UK involvement in detainee mistreatment and rendition and says, "Calls from MPs including former home secretary Kenneth Clarke for a judge-led inquiry should also be considered."
The Times covers the Government's response to APPG Chair Ken Clarke's urgent question on whether, following the Intelligence & Security Committee Reports, a judge-led inquiry would now be announced. The Government committed to give the matter "careful consideration".
The Times covers APPG Chair Ken Clarke's renewed calls for a judge-led inquiry following the Intelligence and Security Committee reports and the news that the Committee was obstructed in its work by the Government.
The BBC covers APPG Chair Ken Clarke's response to two reports from Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee, revealing much greater levels of UK involvement in rendition and torture than previously known. Ken Clarke renewed calls for a judge-led inquiry and said the ISC report's findings were "not small issues which can now be swept under the carpet - and the government must address them urgently"
On 3 June 2018, the Guardian reported that UK spies may still be sharing intelligence gained by torture abroad, in breach of official guidance on this issue. The article quoted APPG Chair Ken Clarke's comment from his Conservative Home article, in which he made the point that: "The current review of the Guidance is particularly timely. With Donald Trump having pledged to reintroduce waterboarding and ‘a hell of a lot worse’, it is more important than ever that the UK has as robust a policy as possible to prevent future involvement by our intelligence services in such activities.”
On 10 May 2018, the Guardian reports the government's apology for the UK's role in the 'appalling treatment' of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar. The article quotes APPG Chair Ken Clarke's comment that, "Given the fulsome nature of the apology, the question has to be asked why it has taken the government so long to settle this matter, particularly when Mr Belhaj offered to settle the case in 2013 for £3 and an apology? The delay is deeply regrettable."
On 10 May 2018, the FT reported the government's apology for the UK's role in the Belhaj Libya rendition, and quoted APPG Chair Ken Clarke's comment that he regretted the apology had taken "so many years".
On 15 March 2017, the Guardian reported on claims by lawyers representing a man who was rendered to Afghanistan and held for 10 years without trial that his capture had been a case of mistaken identity.
On 10 February 2017, Andrew Tyrie wrote in Prospect magazine about the dangers of "secret court hearings" for open justice, and how they could stop Britain learning the lessons from its role in extraordinary rendition.
On 27 January 2017, the Washington Post reported on the questions facing the Prime Minister as she prepared to meet with President Trump, including a parliamentary question on the topic from Andrew Tyrie.
On 26 January 2017, the Financial Times reported that the Prime Minister was under pressure to stand up to President Trump over his comments on torture, including through a parliamentary question from Andrew Tyrie.
On 17 January 2017, the Guardian reported that the Supreme Court had allowed an anti-Gaddafi dissident and his wife to bring their case against the British Government over its alleged role in their rendition to Libya.
On 3 May 2016, the Independent reported on the disclosure -- as part of litigation by the APPG -- that the Foreign Office had asked the US Government not to release documents relating to the treatment of detainees.
On 10 December 2014, the Guardian reported on calls by Andrew Tyrie and others for Britain to hold a full inquiry into rendition, following the publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the programme.
On 25 July 2016, the Guardian reported on Andrew Tyrie's letter to the Intelligence and Security Committee, following the Crown Prosecution Service's decision not to bring criminal charges over renditions to Libya.
On 26 March 2013, the Guardian reported on a pamphlet on the Justice and Security Bill, written by Anthony Peto QC and Andrew Tyrie MP, entitled "Still Neither Just Nor Secure", which argues that the Bill will make it more difficult to uncover the truth about Britain's role in extraordinary rendition.
On 3 July 2008, Reuters reported the renewed specific assurances on rendition provided by the US, in response to a list of almost 400 flights sent to the US Administration by Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
On 6 July 2008, the Independent on Sunday reported that the Foreign Affairs Committee planned to scrutinise flights and shipping services from Diego Garcia, as set out in its Report on the Overseas Territories.