Sunday, April 15, 2012

US Ruling On Rendition Evidence

US ruling over rendition evidence offers impunity to British spies, warns UN
13 April 2012 - A US court decision to allow its intelligence agencies to withhold evidence about Britain's involvement in "extraordinary rendition" promotes impunity for any UK officials complicit in such operations, a senior United Nations representative said last night.

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Ben Emmerson, said that the controversial ruling had been reached "on dubious legal grounds" and warned it would hamper efforts to establish the truth of what British officials and ministers knew about the controversial practice.

The Independent reported this week that a judge in Washington DC had allowed the agencies, including the CIA, the FBI and the National Security Agency, not to supply crucial documents to British parliamentarians. read more>>>

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