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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Geneva:Secret Detention Report Ready BUT Presentation Postponed

Posted by Info on 07/03/2010

Geneva – The United Nations Human Rights Council will not hold a session on secret detentions next week, March 8. “The previously scheduled presentation of a joint study on secret detentions by independent experts in various fields of human rights, will be postponed to June,” announced Alex Van Meeuwen, president of the Council.

The 222-page study focused largely on arrests since the attacks of September 11, 2001, and concluded that “secret detention is irreconcilably in violation of international human rights law including during states of emergency and armed conflict.”
The authors of the document were Manfred Nowak, an expert on torture, Shaleen Sardar Ali representing the UN working group on arbitrary detentions, and Jeremy Sarkin, a member of the working group on disappearances.

To UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL – Joint Study On Global Practices In Relation To Secret Detention In Context Of Countering Terrorism

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