“[An] independent Inquiry, led by a judge, will be held. It will look at whether Britain was implicated in the improper treatment of detainees, held by other countries, that may have occurred in the aftermath of 9/11.”
— Prime Minister David Cameron, House of Commons, 6th July 2010
Following this announcement last summer, the Prime Minister appointed Sir Peter Gibson as Chair, along with two other Panel Members – Dame Janet Paraskeva and Mr Peter Riddell – , to lead the Detainee Inquiry. The Inquiry is a non-statutory, independent Inquiry and will take evidence over a number of months, with as many hearings as possible held in public. The Panel aims to deliver their report within one year of the Inquiry’s launch to the Prime Minister, who will decide on its publication.
The Inquiry has been referred to by different names including the “Gibson Inquiry” and the UK “Torture Inquiry”, its official title is The Detainee Inquiry.
Information and updates about the Inquiry, including its launch, will be published on this website.
For more information about the Inquiry, please see the following sections: