18 July 2011 - Allegations of torture and inhumane treatment by British forces in Iraq "cry out" for an immediate public inquiry, the Court of Appeal was told today.
Michael Fordham QC, representing 142 Iraqi civilians who allege abuse in British custody, told the court: "There are sometimes matters of such grave concern as to cry out for an independent inquiry."
That was the case "whether it is the role of the intelligence services in relation to the treatment by foreign states of people who are in their custody or whether, more recently, it is the media, celebrities and the police."
Mr Fordham told Lord Justice Maurice Kay, Lord Justice Sullivan and Lord Justice Pitchford, presiding, that in relation to allegations of mistreatment in Iraq a public inquiry was "inevitable" and "must be commenced now."
The claimants are appealing against a December decision of the High Court, which rejected their call for a public inquiry.
Two judges upheld Defence Secretary Liam Fox's refusal to order an immediate, wide-ranging investigation into whether there was systemic abuse by British forces in Iraq.
On that occasion the court ruled that due to an ongoing investigation by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) it was satisfied human rights laws did not require the defence secretary to order an immediate new inquiry. read more>>>
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