Law Soc rails against Appeal Court torture ruling

The Law Society and 13 other organisations will make representations to the Law Lords when they hear an appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling that found evidence obtained by torture is admissible in UK courts. The case, A & nine ors v Secretary of State for the Home Department, was heard in the Court of Appeal last year and dismissed. The appellants are 10 foreign nationals detained in the UK without charge or trial. The Law Society has instructed Leigh Day & Co and Doughty Street Chambers’ Keir Starmer QC for the intervention.

First revealed on 27 April