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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50081575
  • Date: 23 July 2007
  • Public Authority: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Summary: The complainant sought information from the FCO relating to the death of Iain Hook, a British subject killed while working for the United Nations in Jenin in November 2002. The FCO refused to release the information, citing exemptions 27, 35, 36, 40 and 41, and upheld this decision on review. The Commissioner upheld the decision taken by the FCO in relation to exemptions 40 and 41. In respect of the other exemptions cited, the Commissioner took the view that section 27 was engaged in respect of all the remaining relevant information and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in releasing the information. He did not consider sections 35 and 36.
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