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Archive for June 7th, 2010

OOH: Совместное Исследование О Глобальной Практике В Связи С Тайным Содержанием Под Стражей В Условиях Борьбы С Терроризмом

Posted by Info on 07/06/2010

OOH: Совместное исследование о глобальной практике в связи с тайным содержанием под стражей в условиях борьбы с терроризмом, подготовленное Специальным докладчиком по вопросу о поощрении и защите прав человека и основных свобод в условиях борьбы с терроризмом Мартином Шейнином, Специальным докладчиком по вопросу о пытках и других видах жестокого, бесчеловечного или унижающего достоинство обращения и наказания Манфредом Новаком, Рабочей группой по произвольным задержаниям, представленной заместителем Председателя Шахином Сардаром али, и Рабочей группой по насильственным или недобровольным исчезновениям, представленной Председателем Джереми Саркином*
186 страниц

Содержание под стражей без связи с внешним миром, когда заключенные могут вступать в контакт только с захватившими их лицами, охранниками или сокамерниками, является тайным содержанием под стражей также и в том случае, если власти предоставляют доступ к ним представителей Международного комитета Красного Креста (МККК), но не разрешают регистрировать данные случаи, или, если разрешают зарегистрировать, но представители не получают от государства разрешения информировать или по каким бы то ни было причинам не информируют ближайших родственников задержанных об их местонахождении. Иными словами, один только доступ МККК при отсутствии возможности уведомления других о местонахождении задержанных лиц не является достаточным для того, чтобы квалифицировать лишение свободы как не тайное.

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UN: Practices In Relation To Secret Detention = 186 page Study

Posted by Info on 07/06/2010

JOINT STUDY ON GLOBAL PRACTICES IN RELATION TO SECRET DETENTION IN THE CONTEXT OF COUNTERING TERRORISM THE SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT, MANFRED NOWAK; THE WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION REPRESENTED BY ITS VICE-CHAIR, SHAHEEN SARDAR ALI; AND THE WORKING GROUP ON ENFORCED OR INVOLUNTARY DISAPPEARANCES REPRESENTED BY ITS CHAIR, JEREMY SARKIN

page 184: Case from Dagestan…
Grounds of arrest unknown, but it appears he was arrested on suspicion of involvement with a person suspected of killing a Federal Security Service (FSB) officer. The detention and arrest appears to be another in a series of previous periods of detention of this individual following his participation in a demonstration in 1991.
The authority(ies) involved in the detention: Two persons dressed in civilian clothes.
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UN: Compilation Of Good Practices While Countering Terrorism

Posted by Info on 07/06/2010

UN Human Right Council: Compilation of good practices on legal and institutional frameworks and measures that ensure respect for human rights by intelligence agencies while countering terrorism, including on their oversight

While the understanding of national security varies among States, it is good practice for national security and its
constituent values to be clearly defined in legislation adopted by parliament….

Practice 2. The mandates of intelligence services are narrowly and precisely defined in a publicly available law. Mandates are strictly limited to protecting legitimate national security interests as outlined in publicly available legislation or national security policies, and identify the threats to national security that intelligence services are tasked to address. If terrorism is included among these threats, it is defined in narrow and precise terms.

Practice 14. States are internationally responsible for the activities of their intelligence services and agents, and any private contractors they engage, regardless of where these activities take place and who the victim of internationally wrongful conduct is. Therefore, the executive power takes measures to ensure and exercise overall control of and responsibility for their intelligence services.

Practice 35. Intelligence services are explicitly prohibited from employing the assistance of foreign intelligence services in any way that results in the circumvention of national legal standards and institutional controls on their own activities. If States request foreign intelligence services to undertake activities on their behalf, they require these services to comply with the same legal standards that would apply if the activities were undertaken by their own intelligence services…..

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Uzbekistan: One Of World’s Worst Nine Countries In Terms Of Human Rights

Posted by Info on 07/06/2010

According to Freedom House’s Worst of the Worst 2010: The World’s Most Repressive Societies report.

Uzbekistan, along with Burma, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea, Somali, Turkmenistan and China, received a maximum score of seven.

“In this report we identify countries where individuals have almost no opportunity to enjoy the most fundamental rights – regimes whose people experience heavy penalties for independent thought or action and where little or no oppositional activity is permitted to exist. By highlighting these countries, we hope to give human rights advocates a tool they can use to shine a light on these abuses at the world’s only global human rights body.”

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Moldova And Georgia: Surprise And Anger about EU Foreign Policy

Posted by Info on 07/06/2010

An assistant to EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told EU ambassadors on May 28 that she was looking to eliminate the EU’s special representatives to Moldova and the South Caucasus.

Such a move would significantly downgrade the EU’s presence on the ground in two regions seen as politically unstable and vulnerable to creeping Russian influence.
Instead, officials from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, and Belarus were assured that the EU’s eastern neighbors remain “main priorities” for the European Union.
It was with a mix of surprise and anger when those countries learned May 31 that the EU is looking to abolish two of its key posts in the region. Such a move could be advantageous to Moscow, which has been accused of using regional rivalries to destabilize the strategically important area.

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Demands from Azerbaijani Authorities To Enforce ECtHR Decision

Posted by Info on 07/06/2010

Azerbaijan has failed to submit an appeal against the decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) prescribing to release journalist Einullah Fatullaev. The Amnesty International (AI) demands from the Azerbaijani authorities to enforce the ECtHR decision.

On June 3, the AI held a picket opposite the building of Azerbaijani embassy. The picketers demanded to release Einullah Fatullaev.
“Together with our colleagues in other countries we went out to Azerbaijani embassies with a demand to immediately release the journalist – prisoner of conscience. We assert that the court decisions in his relation were politicized. Under the decision of the ECtHR he should be released and receive compensation. At present, Azerbaijan has failed to lodge the appeal. And according to the rules, the decision should be enforced within three months after being made.”

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