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UK intelligence chief defends using secrecy to protect national security
The head of the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) made a public statement Thursday defending the use of secrecy for protecting national security, but also acknowledging concerns over some of the agency's adopted tactics. SIS Chief John Sawers (More)
Ninth Circuit dismisses CIA rendition suit on state secrets grounds
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Wednesday affirmed a district court's dismissal of a suit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against a Boeing subsidiary in connection with its alleged role in the Central Intelligen (More)
UK government to overhaul interrogation policy
The British government indicated Monday that it will issue a new set of regulations regarding the use of information obtained via torture. The announcement came as part of the government's defense against a lawsuit filed by the human rights group Re (More)
UK to launch investigation into torture allegations
UK Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Secretary William Hague said Friday that the UK will launch an investigation into allegations that overseas UK operatives were complicit in torture. Hague stated that the new coalition government will initiate a (More)
Rights group urges UK to set up judicial inquiry on torture
Human Rights Watch on Friday urged the new UK government to set up a judicial inquiry on torture allegations and reaffirm its support for human rights. The rights group claimed that allegations of complicity in the torture of terrorism suspects (More)
UK appeals court rejects use of secret evidence in detainee torture case
The England and Wales Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that state intelligence agencies cannot use secret evidence in their defense against abuse accusations by Binyam Mohamed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and several other UK residents who were (More)
Amnesty condemns use of 'no-torture' deals in European deportations
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday released a report criticizing some European nations' practice of seeking "no-torture" assurances from other countries in order to remove foreigners. According to the report, the assurances are use (More)
UK parliament panel calls for terror laws review
The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights recommended Thursday that the government review anti-terror laws and policies [report, PDF; press release] passed since the 9/11 attacks to make sure they are necessary and do not violate hum (More)
UK MPs, rights groups call for torture inquiry
Human rights groups including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Liberty, and Reprieve on Monday joined with members of British parliament in calling for an inquiry into the UK role in torture and rendition during the war on terror. In an (More)
Binyam Mohamed judgment omitted text [UK CA]
The Queen on the application of Binyam Mohamed v. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth, England and Wales Court of Appeal, February 26, 2010 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more (More)