Why we now need a full inquiry into UK involvement in torture

22nd August 2018

Andrew Mitchell MP has written an article in Conservative Home urging the Government to conduct an independent judge-led inquiry into the UK’s involvement in torture. This comes after reports from the parliamentary intelligence and security committee (ISC) revealed the full extent of British involvement in the mistreatment and rendition of detainees.

An official inquiry into the UK’s complicity in the US abduction and torture of detainees was abandoned in 2012, but at the end of the month, the Government is set to announce whether it will honour its previous commitment to look into their maltreatment.

In his article, Mr Mitchell emphasised that ‘torture is not simply ineffective. It also undermines the values which generations of British service personnel have risked their lives to protect.’

Mr Mitchell further asserts that such an inquiry will ensure that the mistakes of the past are not repeated. ‘As ever sunlight is the best disinfectant.’

Read the article on the ConservativeHome website

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