NGOs urge Court of Appeal to preserve access to justice to torture victims in UK rendition case

From Monday 21 July the Court of Appeal will hear the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Other v. Jack Straw & Others.

It involves a damages claim by a Libyan couple against former and current UK officials for their alleged complicity in the claimants’ torture and illegal transfer to Libya’s Gaddafi regime.

The ICJ, Amnesty International, JUSTICE and REDRESS intervened jointly in this case, which may set an important precedent for future claims brought by torture victims.

The full press release can be downloaded here:

UK-Belhaj Rendition case-news-press release-2014 (full text in pdf)

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