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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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Terrorism — Individual criminal responsibility — Detention — Torture — Non-refoulement — Responsibility of states — Responsibility of individuals
‘Extraordinary rendition’ is among the most systematic, complex, and shocking human rights violations1 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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