Press release

British courts have today upheld the rule of law.

For ten years the Algerian Government has refused any independent international monitoring of its secret prisons, in a climate where many other countries have accepted this as a necessity for a modern democracy.  Algeria’s refusal to agree to such monitoring, despite the best efforts of the British Government to encourage this, sends a clear message that it is not yet ready to move forward towards international minimum standards.

For more information on the issues you can read a Bureaux of Investigative Journalism report, here: