Hague being taken to court over drone strikes


British Foreign Secretary William Hague is being taken to court amid accusations of being an accomplice in drone strikes that are said to break international laws. Noor Khan, whose father was killed by a US drone attack in Waziristan, is demanding clarity over the UK’s role in supplying intelligence to US forces and the legality of such acts. “This case is about the legality of the UK government providing ‘locational intelligence’ to the US for use in drone strikes in Pakistan,” said Rosa Curling, a Reprieve lawyer representing Khan. “An off-the-record Government Communication Head Quarters [GCHQ] source stated to a number of media outlets that the GCHQ assistance was being provided to the US for use in drone attacks and this assistance was ‘in accordance with the law’. We have advised our client that this is incorrect.”