Statement: Litigation update in the case of Belhaj and Boudchar

10 May 2018

Attorney General, Jeremy Wright, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 10 May 2018 on the case of Belhaj and Boudchar.

Mr Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Mrs Fatima Boudchar, brought a claim against the United Kingdom Government and two individuals: the right hon. Jack Straw, the former Foreign Secretary; and Sir Mark Allen, a former director at the Foreign Office.

The Attorney General told the House, "The claims against Jack Straw and Sir Mark Allen were withdrawn on 3 May 2018. Today, I can announce to the House that, following mediation, the UK Government have reached a full and final settlement of Mr Belhaj’s and Mrs Boudchar’s claims".

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