The High Court in Belfast has quashed a decision by the PSNI not to take further steps to identify and prosecute those responsible for the alleged torture of the so-called Hooded Men.

The 14 men were interned in Northern Ireland in 1971.

They alleged they were subjected to torture techniques sanctioned by the British authorities.

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The nine surviving members had been seeking a judicial review against the PSNI decision not to take any further action in their case.

The court ruling also indicated that the question of an investigation into the Hooded Men should be revisited, but it did not prescribe how the issue should be taken forward. 

The judge dismissed all other grounds for a judicial review.