Former Tory minister accuses government of failing to ban torture

Conservative former ministers and human rights groups have accused the government of failing to outlaw torture as it published fresh guidance on the treatment of detainees abroad and refused to launch a judge-led inquiry into post 9/11 rendition cases.

Almost a year after parliament was told there would be a response within 60 days, the Cabinet Office secretary, David Lidington, said it was not necessary to carry out any further investigations…
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