Gibson Inquiry Publishes Summary Report on Rendition

Report summarising preparatory work of the Inquiry is finally published after long delay.  The report can be found here.  More can be read here and here.

US Senate Intelligence Committee Asks CIA for Internal Report on Extraordinary Rendition Programme

The CIA report sought by the Committee was previously withheld from congressional oversight committees.  More can be read here.

Intelligence and Security Committee to Investigate Allegations of British Involvement in Rendition

The ISC will resume the work of the Gibson Inquiry in investigating British complicity in the torture and rendition of terror suspects after 9/11.  More can be read here.

Detainees allege they were tortured and held in secret prisons in Poland

The European Court of Human Rights is currently hearing the case of Abu Zubaydah v Poland brought by two terror suspects currently held at Guantanamo Bay.  They allege human rights abuses by Poland, namely that a CIA 'black site', or secret prison, existed in Poland between 2002 and 2003 and that the Polish Government was aware of its existence and use in the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme.  More can be read here.

ACLU sues CIA for Reports on Extraordinary Rendition Programme

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the CIA to seek the disclosure of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Torture 6000+ page report and the CIA's response to it.  The Senate report is the most comprehensive review of the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme to date.  More can be read here.

Upper Tribunal Finds that APPG was subject to avoidable unfairness in the pursuit of its Freedom of Information requests

The Upper Tribunal has now upheld part of the APPG's appeal against the refusal of the Foregin and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to disclose further information regarding the UK's role in extraordinary rendition.

The APPG is now considering its options in light of the Upper Tribunal's judgment.  The judgment can be read here.

 

Publication of Detainee Inquiry torture report delayed at the last minute

The preliminary report of the Gibson Inquiry on the extent of British involvement in extraordinary rendition and possible mistreatment of detainees was to be published last week.  However, the Government delayed its release last minute for reasons that are not entirely clear.  More can be read here.

Detainee Inquiry preliminary report to be published this week

It reportedly concludes that UK intelligence officers knew of mistreatment of detainees at US-run detention facilities in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and Pakistan.  The Gibson Inquiry report was delivered to the Prime Minister on 27 June 2012.  More can be read here and here