The report of the Detainee Inquiry led by Sir Peter Gibson has been published by the Government. Philippa Whipple QC was lead counsel to the Inquiry. Matthew Hill was also involved as Counsel.
The Inquiry reviewed 20,000 documents, many of them highly classified. The Inquiry was unable to call witnesses to explain those documents because its work was brought to an end in January 2012 when the Metropolitan Police announced a fresh police investigation into allegations of British officials’ involvement in rendition of two Libyans. From the documents, the Inquiry identified 27 issues which might be examined by a future inquiry, arising in relation to the four themes of: interrogation and treatment, rendition, training and guidance, and policy and communications within Government.
Further details are on the Inquiry’s website and see the statement by Kenneth Clarke
There is extensive media coverage of this Report.