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APPG Annual General Meeting – May 27th, 12.30pm

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition will hold its Annual General Meeting on May 27th, 12.30pm, on Zoom. APPG Chairman Stephen Timms will give a brief address on the latest developments in the group’s work. All members of the Commons and Lords are welcome to attend. For further details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

APPG holds inaugural meeting for new Parliament

The APPG on Extraordinary Rendition held its inaugural meeting of the new Parliament on 11 February. At this meeting, Stephen Timms MP was elected Chair of the Group, with Lord Tyrie as Co-chair.  Other officers of the Group were elected and accounts for the year ending August 2019 were presented and accepted. The meeting also set out some of the Group's priorities for the new Parliament.  You can find the minutes of the meeting here. 

Government refuses judge-led inquiry, publishes new Guidance

Following Monday's Urgent Question, the government today issued a combination of Oral and Written Statements, along with the successor to the Consolidated Guidance to intelligence and military personnel on detainee issues.  In his Oral Statement, the Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington announced the publication of the 'Principles' document by the Investigatory Powers Commissioner, Sir Adrian Fulford, to replace the Consolidated Guidance. He also announced that "the Government have decided that it is not necessary to establish a further Inquiry." The Minister justified this on the groun...

Inquiry decision and Consolidated Guidance 'this week'

In response to an Urgent Question on Monday 15 July from APPG Chair Ken Clarke, the Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington committed the government to setting out its decision on a judge-led inquiry 'later this week'. Mr Lidington, relying on behalf of the Prime Minister, added that the government would, at the same time, publish its response to Sir Adrian Fulford's review of the Consolidated Guidance. Neither the precise date nor the form of the government announcement was clear from Mr Lidington's statement. The Speaker's suggestion that it should be the subject of an Oral Statement to ...

APPG holds EGM, elects Stephen Timms MP as Vice-Chair

The APPG held an Extraordianry General Meeting (EGM) on Tuesday 9 July, at which Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP was elected as an additional Vice-Chair of the Group. The meeting also reviewed recent and current activities of the Group, including the continuing campaign for a judge-led inquiry. Read the minutes of the EGM here.

APPG members write to the Prime Minister

One year on from the publication of the Intelligence and Security Committee's (ISC) two reports on detainee mistreatment and rendtion, the Government has failed to respond to calls for a renewed judge-led inquiry. The ISC reports demonstrated both the much greater scale of British involvement in rendtion than previously thought, and the degree to which their work had been frustrated, and ultimately halted, by denial of access to key witnesses. At the time of publication, a Government Minister committed to reporting back to Parliament on the Government's stance towards a new inquiry. When a...