EU Parliament report on role of EU countries

The European Parliament publishes a report calling for independent investigations into the role of EU countries in rendition and secret detention.  The report of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs can be read here.

JCHR Publishes Legislative Scrutiny of the Justice and Security Bill

The report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights can be read here.

First Tier Tribunal issues the final version of its judgment

The First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) issues the final version of its judgment concerning the APG's appeal against the FCO's refusal to release documents under FOIA. The judgment can be found here.

(FCO) releases part or all of four documents

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) releases part or all of four documents following the judgment of the First Tier Tribunal. These can be found here.

Interim report to the Prime Minister

The Justice Secretary announces that the Detainee Inquiry has delivered its interim report to the Prime Minister.  His announcement can be found here.

Libyan Dissidents Sue British Government for Alleged Role in Their Rendition

Abdel Hakim Belhadj and Sami Al Saadi have issued legal proceedings against former foreign secretary Jack Straw and former directer of counter-terrorism at MI6, Sir Mark Allen, alleging their complicity in their 2004 rendition to Libya and torture by Colonel Qaddafi's government.  More about the case can be read here.

Andrew Tyrie MP criticises the Government's proposal

APPG Chairman Andrew Tyrie MP criticises the Government's proposal to extend Closed Material Procedures to civil proceedings in the Justice and Security Bill. His comments to the Guardian can be found here.

Justice and Security Bill

The Government publishes the Justice and Security Bill.  It can be read here.