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Counter-Terrorism - International Law and Practice edited by Salinas de Frías, Ana María; Samuel, Katja; White, Nigel D (1st January 2012)

Part III Counter-terrorism In Practice, 21 ‘Extraordinary Rendition’

Helen Duffy, Stephen A Kostas

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

Subject(s):
Terrorism — Individual criminal responsibility — Detention — Torture — Non-refoulement — Responsibility of states — Responsibility of individuals — International Court of Justice (ICJ) — European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
‘Extraordinary rendition’ is among the most systematic, complex, and shocking human rights violations 1 in the so-called ‘war on terror’. 2 As used here, the phenomenon involves the state sponsored abduction of a person in one country, with or without the cooperation of the government of that country, and the extra-judicial transfer of that person to another country for detention and interrogation outside the normal legal system. 3 While reliable information on numbers of persons affected remains elusive, US officials acknowledge that the US Central Intelligence...
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