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UK Government Pays £2.2m to Settle Rendition Claim Brought by Libyan Dissident

Documents discovered in Tripoli revealed British role in the 2004 rendition of Sami al-Saadi, his wife and four children.  The story can be read here.

Chairman of the APPG questions Prime Minister on secret courts at Prime Minister's Questions

Andrew Tyrie MP follows up on his cross-examination of the Prime Minister before the Liaison Committee on the Justice and Security Bill.  The question can be read here.

Chairman of the APPG questions Prime Minister on the Justice and Security Bill

The evidence session can be viewed here.  His comments to the press can be read here and here.

Day 2 of Report Stage of the Justice and Security Bill

The House of Lords voted on several amendments to the Bill during Day 2 of Report Stage.  The House agreed to amendments 33, 35 and 36, which would enable claimants, as well as the Government, to apply for Closed Material Proceedings (CMP) in civil cases involving matters of national security and give the judge discretion to decide when to order a CMP.  The debate 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.

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.