Justice and Security Green Paper

October 19, 2011

The reforms laid out in this Green Paper are a response to the Binyam Mohamed case and others like it, in which the security services fought hard to suppress evidence of torture. By banning the use of Norwich Pharmacal, a legal principle which forces the disclosure of evidence that the government is ‘mixed up’ in wrongdoing such as torture, and simultaneously imposing a closed court system for tort claims, the Government is cutting off the mechanism by which their complicity in torture can be revealed.

For a timeline of events leading up to the Green Paper click here.