CIA Above the Law?: Secret Detentions and Unlawful Inter-state Transfers of Detainees in Europe

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Council of Europe, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 301 pages
Two investigations by the Parliamentary Assembly into the High Value Detainee (HVD) program set up by the U.S. administration after the attacks of September 11 revealed numerous serious human rights violations. It was only able to function through the cooperation of certain Council of Europe member states, despite the fact that they are bound by European human rights onventions. The European Commission for Democracy through Law includes its expert legal opinion on general international legal principles and the responsibility that Council of Europe member states would incur if they, either deliberately or by negligence, failed to meet their obligations.--Publisher's description.
 

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Contents

Chronology of Council of Europe action
9
B Recommendation 1754 2006 of the Parliamentary Assembly
18
The global spiders web
30
Specific examples of documented renditions
51
Secret places of detention
86
judicial proceedings in progress
93
Legal perspectives
102
Conclusion
110
Explanatory memorandum
134
The dynamics of truth
140
Secret detention operations in Poland 184 III Secret detention operations in Poland
153
Secret detention operations in Romania
200
how the United States and its European
218
the diminishing effect
236
Appendices
249
Part
257

to the Committee of Ministers and its reply
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