REDRESS alongside various other human rights groups, wrote to the Minister of Defence to express serious concern following recent criticisms made by the British Government against human rights lawyers engaged by the Iraqi Historical Allegations team (IHAT), the body set up to investigate human rights crimes allegedly committed in Iraq. REDRESS states that such criticisms – including comments by the Prime Minister that have called these allegations “spurious” – could be construed as attempted interference into the importance and extremely serious work of what is meant to be an independent investigation. REDRESS has since received a response from the Minister of Defence regarding the issue.