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The APPG's Receipts and Payments Account for the year ending 31 August 2012.
Eight American NGOs urge President Obama to coordinate a single Executive Branch response to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's study of the CIA detention and interrogation programme.
Human Rights and Democarcy Department, October 2011
A response to a list of issues on the UK's 5th periodic report
Published on 6 July 2010, the Guidance was the subject of two legal challenges: one brought by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the other brought on behalf of Alaa' Nassif Jassim Al-Bazzouni, a victim of hooding in Iraq.
The EHRC argued that the Guidance failed to protect detainees from harm because it only prohibited intelligence officers from interviewing detainees if there was a 'serious risk' of torture. The correct legal test, according to the EHRC, was whether there was a 'real risk' of torture. The Court dismissed the claim, rejecting the distinction between the two terms.
The Court, however, found in favour of Mr Al-Bazzouni, ruling that the hooding of detainees during interrogation was unlawful.
The Guidance was revised to reflect the judgment.
The APPG publishes its Annual Report for 2011. The review includes information about the Group's FOIA campaign and the publication of its compendium Account Rendered: Extraordinary Rendition and Britain's Role, which was published in July 2011.
In its April 2012 ruling on the APG's FOIA appeal against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the First Tier Tribunal ordered full or partial release of four documents. This digest includes two of the documents.
This letter, from the then Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett, to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, Rt Rev Peter Price, dated 20 April 2006, refers to the al-Rawi and Binyam Mohamed cases. This was released following the April 2012 judgment of the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) concerning the APG's appeal against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
This letter from the Foreign Office Minister Baroness Amos to Edward Davey MP, dated 17 January 2003, concerns the al-Rawi case. This was released following the April 2012 judgment of the First Tier Tribunal (Information Rights) concerning the APG's appeal against the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.