Practice and Procedure

Human rights

PUBLISHED December 7, 2011

Inhuman or degrading treatment - Claimed mistreatment while being held in detention - European Convention on Human Rights

R (on the application of Mousa) v Secretary of State for Defence and another: CA (Civ Div) (Lord Justices Maurice Kay (vice-president), Sullivan, Pitchford): 22 November 2011

The defendant secretary of state established a team, the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT), to investigate allegations of ill-treatment by members of the British Armed Forces against detainees in Iraq during the period 2003 to 2009 with a view to the identification and punishment of any wrongdoers.

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