APPG Annual General Meeting – April 18th, 4pm

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition will hold its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 18th April, 4pm in Room T, Portcullis House.

Jagtar Singh Johal

If substantiated, the Jagtar Singh Johal case suggests that the agencies have been supplying information to third parties abroad to facilitate arbitrary detention and torture. It was in an attempt to bring an end to such shocking practices that the All Party Group on Extraordinary Rendition was created 17 years ago. And it is practices such as this about which the Intelligence and Security Committee has repeatedly expressed concern. Their efforts to get to the bottom of earlier allegations of facilitation in torture and extraordinary rendition were thwarted by successive governments. As a r...

APPG holds Intelligence and Security Committee Reform event at Blackstone Chambers

On 12th July the APPG on Extraordinary Rendition held a discussion on Intelligence and Security Committee Reform. The event, Watching the Watchers, brought together an expert panel who were asked questions by Joshua Rozenberg, the leading legal journalist. The panel comprised of Lord Ricketts GCMG GCVO (National Security Adviser 2010 - 2012, Chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee 2000 - 2001), Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC (Chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee 2015 - 2019), Caroline Wilson Palow of Privacy International, Ben Jaffey QC, and the APPG's founder and co-chair, the Rt ...

Chairs call for new measures to prevent UK complicity in torture

Stephen Timms and Andrew Tyrie, co-chairmen of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition stated : “The latest IPCO report shows that parliament and the public should have no confidence in the principles preventing UK complicity in torture and detainee abuse. “It is vital that new measures are put in place. First and foremost, the implementation of major reforms to the Intelligence and Security Committee, allowing parliament to effectively scrutinise the work of the intelligence agencies.” Their comment can be found in the following article:

Abu Zubaydah case shows need to bolster Intelligence and Security committee

The following letter was placed in the Guardian by the chairs of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition Your report describes the rendition and torture of Abu Zubaydah by the US government (The CIA tortured him after 9/11. Then they lied. Will the truth ever come out?, 29 January). UK intelligence agencies played a key role in his interrogation, despite knowing that he was subject to unlawful torture. Yet we still do not know the full extent of the British role in torture and unlawful rendition during this era. The intelligence and security committee (ISC) was, in it...

APPG Annual General Meeting – May 27th, 12.30pm

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 27th, 12.30pm, on Zoom. APPG Chairman Stephen Timms will give a brief address on the latest developments in the group’s work. All members of the Commons and Lords are welcome to attend. For further details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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