UK spy agencies knew source of false Iraq war intelligence was tortured

Middle East Eye reveals today that British intelligence agencies fed questions to the interrogators of a captured terrorism suspect whom they knew was being seriously mistreated in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, and ministers then relied upon his answers to help justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

UK anti-torture policy 'unfit for purpose', says APPG

As covered in today's Financial Times, the APPG has responded to the public consultation on the UK's anti-torture policy, by calling the policy 'unfit for purpose and insufficient to prevent a repeat of UK involvement in rendition and torture.'

Lord Tyrie: We must 'get to the truth on rendition'

APPG Founder, Lord Tyrie, speaking in the House of Lords on the occasion of his maiden speech, has renewed his calls for a judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in extraordinary rendition.

New report released on CIA rendition and torture programme

The North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture has published the report of its investigation into North Carolina’s involvement in torture and rendition.

Ministers accused of issuing 'torture warrants' to spies

Ministers are accused of routinely providing legal cover for the intelligence services where there is a possibility of information being extracted through torture abroad, the Guardian reports today.

APPG Chair Ken Clarke 'disappointed' at government delay on judge-led inquiry

Speaking today, APPG Chair Ken Clarke criticised the government's failure to meet its own 60-day deadline to announce whether or not it will hold a judge-led inquiry into the UK’s involvement in rendition and torture.

Public consultation to be held on government's flawed anti-torture policy

The Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Sir Adrian Fulford, has today announced that there will be a public consultation on the government's anti-torture policy, known as the Consolidated Guidance.

New support for judge-led inquiry into rendition

The Daily Mail has covered today a new "hard hitting" letter to the PM from APPG on Extraordinary Rendition Chair Ken Clarke MP, supported by David Davis MP and other cross-party MPs and Peers, which says that a judge-led inquiry is 'the only way to get to the bottom of this shameful episode in our recent history and draw a line under it.'