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This is the Information Commissioner's second decision in relation to a related APPG complaint about the MOD's failure to disclose other information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The APPG's complaints were upheld in whole or in part and the MOD was required to disclose some of the requested information. The original requests are published in the letters section of this website.
The Information Commissioner issued the first of two decisions in response to the APPG's complaint about the MOD's failure to disclose information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The IC agreed with the MOD's refusal to disclose on most issues but required it to publish some requested information.
The APPG publishes a legal opinion by two UK barristers, which concludes that there are no legal barriers preventing the Foreign Secretary from immediately establishing an inquiry into British involvement in extraordinary rendition.
The APPG files a reply to the US agencies' submission of 11 May 2010, in relation to the APPG's FOIA litigation.
US Government agencies file a reply to the APPG's FOIA submissions, asserting that the APPG and Andrew Tyrie are 'representatives of a foreign government'.
The US Government files a response to the APPG's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation. It asserts that the APPG and Andrew Tyrie are "representatives of a foreign government".
On 16th December 2009, the APPG filed litigation against the CIA and other US agencies for their failure to produce documents relating to the Group's requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
The APPG publishes its Annual Review 2009, detailing its activities over the past year. The review includes information on our international freedom of information campaign, legislative proposals, US trip and committee submissions.
On 27th January 2010, UN human rights experts Martin Scheinin and Manfred Nowak, in cooperation with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances, published this joint study on secret detention worldwide. It includes allegations that Britain was complicit in the mistreatment and possible torture of a number of individuals, including Binyam Mohammed, Salahuddin Amin, Zeeshan Siddiqui, Rangzieb Ahmed and Rashid Rauf.
The APPG launches its legal proposals to criminalise UK involvement in extraordinary rendition. This consultation document sets out the proposed legislation and invites responses by 31 December 2009.