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Lawyers to boycott UK torture inquiry as rights groups label it a sham | The Guardian

The government’s plans for an inquiry into the UK’s role in torture and rendition after 9/11 are in disarray after human rights groups queued up to denounce it as a sham and lawyers for the victims said they were boycotting the hearings.

Their anger was prompted by the publication of the detailed terms of references and protocols under which the inquiry will be run by Sir Peter Gibson, a retired judge. It showed that key hearings will be held in secret and the cabinet secretary will have the ultimate say over what the public will and will not learn.

Read more here: Lawyers to boycott UK torture inquiry as rights groups label it a sham | World news | The Guardian.

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