Was British justice trammelled by the ‘special relationship’ ?

On Monday, the BBC news website reported that Court of Appeal  heard Noor Khan’s argument that UK officials could have “encouraged” murder by giving the US about the locations of individuals targeted. Human rights charity Reprieve said there was evidence British intelligence officials were providing information for US drone strikes.

In a written ruling, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Dyson, said the claims involved “serious criticisms of the acts of a foreign state”.

During the case, Foreign Office lawyers argued that a ruling in favour of Mr Khan could have damaged relations between the UK and US.


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