Terms of Reference for Review of National Security Information

On Saturday the Federal government released the terms of reference for the Iacobucci inquiry on Afghan detainees.

The report will include recommendations about what information should be disclosed in light of national security and international relations interests, and if any of the information is subject to solicitor-client privilege. The documents reviewed will include those listed in the December 10, 2009 motion by the House:

The government has refused to fully reveal the documents to MPs without a court order on national security grounds, but Prof. Errol Mendes has stated that parliamentary privilege already grants them the right to the documents.

A press release accompanying the terms states that the review on disclosure ensures that MPs will receive access to the appropriate information, after an independent review.

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