The programme by the RTE special investigations unit on the “hooded men” will have ongoing consequences around the world. The Irish Government took a case to the European Court of Human Rights and information was withheld by the British Government.
An RTE documentary about hooded men was broadcast. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on the evidence given, but some evidence was not made available to the Irish Government. The fact that the torture or interrogation techniques used were permissible is used today as justification in countries throughout the world for using what are known as, ironically enough, enhanced interrogation techniques.