Writing in Conservative Home today, Ken Clarke says that if we are to avoid a repeat of the shameful involvement of the UK in rendition and torture - as illustrated in the Belhaj case - the Government's anti-torture policy (known as the Consolidated Guidance) must be strengthened.

In an unprecedented move, the Government today apologised for the UK's complicity in the rendition and mistreatment of Abduk-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar. 

Ken Clarke welcomed today's apology by the government for the UK's complicity in the 2004 rendition of Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, but said the government must now make good on its promises to ensure the same mistakes are not repeated in the future.

The Government has responded to a question from Ken Clarke about the five-year review of Closed Material Procedures (CMPs) under the Justice and Security Act 2013.

Ken Clarke has welcomed a recent High Court ruling ordering the disclosure of information gathered by police investigating the alleged involvement of British officials in a case of extraordinary rendition.

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court is to hear a case challenging the use of powers to hold closed court hearings under the Justice and Security Act 2013 (JSA 2013). 

According to the Press and Journal, new comments from Scottish police throw light on the challenges facing their investigation into 'torture flights'. 

The Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has called on the UK Government to keep a close eye on any changes in US policy, in light of President Trump’s statements in support of torture.