Chairs call for new measures to prevent UK complicity in torture
Stephen Timms and Andrew Tyrie, co-chairmen of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition stated : “The latest IPCO report shows that parliament and the public should have no confidence in the principles preventing UK complicity in torture and detainee abuse.
“It is vital that new measures are put in place. First and foremost, the implementation of major reforms to the Intelligence and Security Committee, allowing parliament to effectively scrutinise the work of the intelligence agencies.”
Their comment can be found in the following article: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/foreign-office-official-knew-about-detainee-mistreatment-3gp63h8wl which details concerns over internal guidance disseminated by the intelligence agencies, which states "ministers can sign off the passing of material to allies so long as there is “no causal link” between the actions of UK personnel and potential mistreatment. "
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