In response to an urgent question by APPG Chair Ken Clarke today, the Government has announced that it 'will give careful consideration to calls for judge-led inquiry and update the House within 60 days.'

The BBC and The Times have reported the renewed calls by APPG Chair Ken Clarke for a judge-led inquiry in response to damning findings by two reports into detainee mistreatment and rendition released today by the Intelligence and Security Committee.

As reported today by The Times and the Guardian, APPG Chairman Ken Clarke, together with cross-party members of the APPG, has written to the Prime Minister calling for a new judge-led inquiry into UK complicity in rendition and torture. 

The European Court of Human Rights today found Lithuania and Romania knowingly hosted secret CIA detention centres. 

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.