Today Liberty rubbished the Home Secretary’s example of an illegal immigrant who could not be deported because he had a cat. The story, which Theresa May preceded with ‘I’m not making this up’ is actually a case where the Home Office conceded it had failed to apply its own policy to a man with a British partner.
Today Liberty welcomed the Baha Mousa Inquiry’s findings that “corporate failure” at the Ministry of Defence was to blame for the banned interrogation methods that resulted in the death of the Iraqi civilian.
Today the Supreme Court ruled that courts cannot adopt a “closed material procedure” in civil claims. The process that the Government sought to establish in Al Rawi and others v the Security Services would have allowed the intelligence services to use secret evidence to defend claims of complicity in torture.