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Inquiry Report

The Inquiry has now concluded. The Chairman published his Report which was laid before Parliament on Wednesday 17 December 2014. The full report is only in English. The Executive Summary and Chairman's Statement are in English and Arabic. All are available to view below.


  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Volume 1, Part 1
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Volume 1, Part 2
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Volume 2, Part 1
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Volume 2, Part 2
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Executive Summary
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Transcript of Chairman's Statement
  • Arabic

  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Executive Summary (Arabic)
  • Al-Sweady Inquiry Report, Chairman's Statement (Arabic)

    The Inquiry

    The Inquiry was established by the then Secretary of State for Defence, The Rt Hon Bob Ainsworth MP on Wednesday 25 November 2009 when he announced in a Written Ministerial Statement that there would be a public inquiry into the allegations that Iraqi nationals were detained after a firefight with British soldiers in Iraq in 2004 and unlawfully killed at a British camp, and that others had been mistreated at that camp and later at a detention facility.

    The Inquiry was established under the Inquiries Act 2005 and was chaired by the Sir Thayne Forbes, a retired High Court judge. His terms of reference were:

    "To investigate and report on the allegations made by the claimants in the Al-Sweady judicial review proceedings against British soldiers of (1) unlawful killing at Camp Abu Naji on 14 and 15 May 2004, and (2) the ill-treatment of five Iraqi nationals detained at Camp Abu Naji and subsequently at the divisional temporary detention facility at Shaibah Logistics Base between 14 May and 23 September 2004, taking account of the investigations which have already taken place, and to make recommendations".

    To view this page in Arabic, please select the link below

    الرجاء اضغط هنا إذا رغبت بمشاهدة الموقع الإلكتروني باللغة العربية

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