MI5 told all evidence in torture trials will be heard in public
Six former detainees at Guantanamo Bay have won their legal battle to have their claims against the Government heard in public.
In a far-reaching judgment on the principle of open justice, the Court of Appeal yesterday overturned a previous ruling which would have allowed MI5 to use secret evidence to defend itself against claims it was complicit in unlawful detention and torture.
Last year, the High Court ruled that there was no reason in law why the court could not allow a “closed material procedure” to be used in a claim for damages.
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