The home secretary, Theresa May, has firmly denied speculation that she had a role in securing the redaction of any details about the British security services from the US Senate report on alleged torture by the CIA.
The release of six prisoners to Uruguay marks another step in the long process of closing Guantanamo Bay
The government is under fire for encouraging British security and defence firms to attend a sales exhibition in the United Arab Emirates sponsored by the Dubai police force, which is accused of torture.
After 12 years and hundreds of hours of testimony an Argentine court is finally poised to pass judgment on former dictators accused of orchestrating the "theft" of hundreds of babies born to political prisoners in the 1970s.
In his first campaign for the presidency, Barack Obama promised to reverse the worst excesses of the Bush administration's approach to terrorism – such as the use of torture, the rendition of terrorist suspects to CIA-run black sites around the globe, and the denial of basic legal rights to prisoners in Guantánamo – and to develop a counterterrorism policy that was consistent with the legal and moral tradition of the United States.