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Report on government assurances against foreign torture [HRW]
Report on government assurances against foreign torture [HRW]

Still at Risk: Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture, Human Rights Watch [HRW], April 15, 2005 [reporting that governments in both North America and Europe have negligently relied upon promises of humane treatment in order to transfer terror suspects to states with well-established records of torture]. Excerpt:

There is substantial evidence that in the course of the global "war on terrorism," an increasing number of governments have transferred, or proposed sending, alleged terrorist suspects to countries where they know the suspects will be at risk of torture or ill-treatment. Recipient countries have included Egypt, Syria, Uzbekistan, and Yemen, where torture is a systemic human rights problem. Such transfers have also been effected or proposed to countries such as Algeria, Morocco, Russia, Tunisia, and Turkey, where members of particular groups—Islamists, Chechens, Kurds—are routinely singled out for the worst forms of abuse.

Read the full text of the report here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.