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Torture inquiry is legally flawed, say rights groups as NGOs ponder boycott – The Guardian

“An inquiry set up by David Cameron to examine Britain’s involvement in torture and rendition since 9/11 is running into trouble even before it has begun hearing evidence, with human rights organisations warning that it will fail to meet the UK’s obligations under international and domestic law.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

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Guantánamo Bay detainees to be paid compensation by UK government – The Guardian

“The government will announce today that it will pay millions of pounds in compensation to former Guantánamo Bay detainees following weeks of negotiations between lawyers for the government and the former prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2010

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MPs set out list of torture inquiry demands in letter to judge – The Guardian

“An all-party group of MPs has written to the judge heading the inquiry into the UK’s role in torture and rendition setting out the steps they believe are needed to establish the truth.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2010

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Council of Europe welcomes UK inquiry into torture and rendition – The Guardian

“The coalition government’s decision to hold an inquiry into the UK’s involvement in torture and rendition was today hailed by the Council of Europe as ‘a proper response’ which could offer an example to other nations.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2010

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Family of rendition victim begins legal action against Government – The Independent

“The family of a man secretly held by the Americans in an Afghanistan detention centre after his arrest by British forces six years ago has begun legal action against the UK Government to help secure his release.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

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Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

“The charity Reprieve is today launching a legal battle to force the British Government to name a suspected terrorist who is being held in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2010

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British involvement in rendition of suspects will continue, says Straw – The Independent

“The Government has rejected parliamentary proposals for tough new laws to stamp out the UK’s involvement in the kidnap and unlawful transfer of terror suspects to third-party states, The Independent has learnt.”

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The Independent, 13th April 2010

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