House of Lords Prepares Again for Consideration of Justice and Security Bill

The Lords will consider the Commons amendments on 26 March 2013.  More can be read here.

Scotland Yard faces legal action for its failure to investigate allegations of British complicity in rendition of detainees

Leigh Day, the law firm representing the detainees, is seeking a judicial review to challenge the Metropolitan Police's decision not to investigate complaints brought against British officials for their alleged involvement in the rendition and torture of the two men.  Read more here

UN Special Rapporteur Urges US and UK to Release Reports on Rendition

Ben Emmerson QC, Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, calls on the US and UK to release confidential reports on the countries' involvement in the extraordinary rendition programme.  More can be read here and here.

Andrew Tyrie Speaks on the Justice and Security Bill

Andrew Tyrie speaks about the Bill on Radio 4's Today in Parliament.  The programme can be heard here.

President of the Supreme Court Expresses Concerns Over 'Secret Courts'

Supreme Court judge Lord Neuberger told BCC Radio Four that "Anybody interested in justice and democracy will be very troubled by any legislation which involves having hearings which are closed...and possibly even more concerned about cases where one party cannot see the evidence which the other party is showing to the judge."  More can be read here.  Lord Neuberger can be heard here

Andrew Tyrie Speaks at Report Stage Debate

The Chairman of the APPG speaks out in support of numerous safeguards to the Justice and Security Bill.  His speech can be read here.

Government pushes through Justice and Security Bill

Amendments recommended by the Joint Committee on Human Rights to add safeguards to the Bill were defeated in a series of votes.  More can be read here.

Gaddafi Opponent Offers to Settle Rendition Case Against British Government for £1 and an Apology

Abdul Hakim Belhaj, who sued the Government for its alleged involvement in his rendition back to Libya in 2004, has offered to settle his case against the Government for £1 from each defendant and a formal apology and admission of liability.  More can be read here.