In the Media

Court to rule on torture evidence

PUBLISHED April 28, 2005

Britain's highest court will rule on whether a blanket ban should cover the use of evidence gained by torture after civil liberty campaigners won the right to take their case to the House of Lords.

Fourteen human rights groups want the law lords to overturn last year's Court of Appeal ruling which in effect gave Britain a green light to trawl for evidence from torture victims across the world.