UK 'must not let standards slip in face of terror' says APPG Chair Ken Clarke in the Independent

Commenting in the Independent today on the government’s decision not to stop two Isis fighters being given the death penalty in America, APPG Chair Ken Clarke said, "we mustn’t allow fear to cause us to abandon standards of freedom, liberty and human rights on which this country stands".

APPG Chair in the FT: 'We must investigate UK complicity in rendition of terror suspects'

Writing in the Financial Times today following his urgent question in the Commons on Monday, APPG Chair Ken Clarke says a full independent judge-led inquiry is the only way that the full truth of Britain’s involvement in extraordinary rendition and torture will be revealed.  

Government announces it is considering new judge-led inquiry

In response to an urgent question by APPG Chair Ken Clarke today, the Government has announced that it 'will give careful consideration to calls for judge-led inquiry and update the House within 60 days.'

APPG Chair Ken Clarke reacts to ISC reports, renews call for judge-led inquiry

The BBC and The Times have reported the renewed calls by APPG Chair Ken Clarke for a judge-led inquiry in response to damning findings by two reports into detainee mistreatment and rendition released today by the Intelligence and Security Committee.

Ken Clarke calls for judge-led inquiry into UK complicity in rendition and torture

As reported today by The Times and the Guardian, APPG Chairman Ken Clarke, together with cross-party members of the APPG, has written to the Prime Minister calling for a new judge-led inquiry into UK complicity in rendition and torture. 

Human Rights Court finds Lithuania and Romania complicit in CIA torture

The European Court of Human Rights today found Lithuania and Romania knowingly hosted secret CIA detention centres. 

Ken Clarke: Government's anti-torture policy must be strengthened

Writing in Conservative Home today, Ken Clarke says that if we are to avoid a repeat of the shameful involvement of the UK in rendition and torture - as illustrated in the Belhaj case - the Government's anti-torture policy (known as the Consolidated Guidance) must be strengthened.

APPG officers ask questions in Parliament following Government apology in Belhaj

In an unprecedented move, the Government today apologised for the UK's complicity in the rendition and mistreatment of Abduk-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar.