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Amnesty International  Report 2013


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UK government 'routinely' spies on lawyers | Amnesty ...
6 November 2014

Legal policies which allow UK intelligence agencies to access confidential privileged communications between lawyers and clients were disclosed in ...

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Amnesty International | UK: Notorious rendition-to-torture case ...
30 October 2014

Today's decision of the Court of Appeal in London permitting a lawsuit regarding illegal transfer, torture and other ill-treatment to proceed puts the onus ...

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UK: Court of Appeal allows lawsuit to proceed in case of ...
30 October 2014

Amnesty International welcomed the decision today from the Court of Appeal in London in the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar v Straw ...

Public Statement       EUR 45/010/2014

United Kingdom: Collapsed prosecution of Moazzam Begg
7 October 2014

The prosecution of Moazzam Begg, a UK national formerly held at Guantánamo Bay, collapsed on 1 October 2014, days before his trial on terrorism- ...

Public Statement       EUR 45/009/2014

UK government accused of 'scraping legal barrel' in Belhaj ...
21 July 2014

Ahead of a legal intervention by Amnesty International and others in the rendition case of the Libyan national Abdul-Hakim Belhaj, Amnesty International ...

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Amnesty International | UK hearing on mass government ...
18 July 2014

Today's closure of a week-long hearing into allegations that the UK government has been illegally intercepting millions of communications, including ...

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Amnesty International | UK INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ON ...
3 July 2014

From Monday 14 to Friday 18 July, the British intelligence agencies and the Ministers responsible for them will be under the spotlight in a historic case ...

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Nigeria: Shell could face fresh compensation claims after ...
20 June 2014

A landmark UK court ruling paves the way for Shell to finally be held accountable for devastating oil pollution in the Niger Delta, Amnesty ...

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UK intelligence forced to reveal secret policy for mass ...
17 June 2014

Britain's top counter-terrorism official has been forced to reveal a secret government policy justifying the mass surveillance of every Facebook, Twitter ...

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Amnesty International | Northern Ireland: Those who ...
5 June 2014

Allegations aired last night in a documentary by Irish state broadcaster RTÉ that the UK Government sanctioned the use of torture in Northern Ireland ...

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