Government may be willing to settle Belhaj case

Former Qaddafi opponent Abdul Hakim Belhaj is suing the Home Office, the Foreign Office, MI5, MI6, former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, former MI6 agent Mark Allen and the Attorney General for their alleged role in his 2004 rendition.  Lawyers for the Government may apply to have the case heard in secret under the Justice and Security Act, which comes into force in July.  More can be read here and here.