Human rights inquiry hears from former ambassador on torture

28 April 2009

The former UK Ambassador to Uzbekistan is among the witnesses giving evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights from 1.45pm.

The Committee will be following up its 2006 Report on the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture by taking evidence from Craig Murray, former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan, on allegations that UK ministers and officials knowingly received information obtained by torture.

The Committee will also hear evidence at 2.40pm from Philippe Sands QC, Professor of Law at University College London and author of Torture Team: Cruelty, Deception and the Compromise of Law.

The Committee previously heard evidence from Ian Cobain of The Guardian and Brad Adams of Human Rights Watch about allegations of abuse and mistreatment involving British agents in Pakistan.

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