Rendition

Victim of Torture and CIA Rendition Gets His First Day in Court — in Europe

Victim of Torture and CIA Rendition Gets His First Day in Court — in Europe

By Jamil Dakwar, Director, ACLU Human Rights Program at 11:54am
Tomorrow, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Europe's top human rights court based in Strasbourg, France, will hear arguments in El-Masri v. "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." Tomorrow's hearing marks the first case to come before the court against a European nation for complicity in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.
Europe Makes Progress on Accountability for Torture While U.S. Stalls

Europe Makes Progress on Accountability for Torture While U.S. Stalls

By Avinash Samarth, ACLU National Security Project at 1:09pm

European nations are making slow but steady progress towards holding their own officials accountable for their complicity in the CIA's secret rendition, detention, and interrogation programs. This past Tuesday, members of the Civil Liberties Committee…

Demanding Accountability in the Home of Torture Taxi Headquarters

Demanding Accountability in the Home of Torture Taxi Headquarters

By Christina Cowger, North Carolina Stop Torture Now at 10:41am

North Carolina’s Governor Beverly Perdue agreed with us 100 percent, her Policy Director Al Delia told our delegation — “extraordinary rendition” and torture are wrong. However, the Governor would do nothing about rendition…

Rendition Victims Seek Justice Before International Tribunal

By Francesca Corbacho, NYU Global Justice Clinic at 1:23pm

Four victims of “extraordinary rendition” — a Bush administration CIA-run program of abduction, enforced disappearance, and torture — are demanding justice in a case filed yesterday against the United States with the Inter-American…

The Accountability Shell Game

The Accountability Shell Game

By Ben Wizner, Director, ACLU Speech, Privacy & Technology Project at 3:48pm

There are many awful legacies of the Bush administration's criminal embrace of torture in the months and years following the 9/11 attacks. Among the most agonizing — for the torture victims themselves, and for the lawyers who have represented them…

A Decade Later

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:29pm

As the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the ACLU joins all Americans in remembering the unspeakable losses suffered on that tragic day.

This solemn occasion provides opportunity to reflect on the turbulent decade behind us, and to…

This Torture Awareness Month, Honor Those Who Opposed Rendition and Torture

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 3:36pm

Last month, the Supreme Court announced it would not hear the case we brought against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan on behalf of five victims of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. Our lawsuit charged that the company knowingly provided…

The Secrecy Double-Standard

By Ateqah Khaki at 5:35pm

For almost a decade, the American public has been told time and time again that some of our government's most controversial national security policies and programs are "secret." From warrantless wiretapping to the CIA's torture and "targeted…

European Court to Review Macedonia's Role in El-Masri's Rendition

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:50pm

Last Friday, in yet another example of other countries pursuing justice for the victims of the U.S. rendition and torture program, the European Court of Human Rights announced that it will review Macedonia's role in the CIA's kidnapping and subsequent…

Canadian Torture and Rendition Victim Denied Supreme Court Review

By Suzanne Ito, ACLU at 5:36pm

It's déjà vu for another victim of the Bush administration's extraordinary rendition program.

This morning, the Supreme Court announced that it would not hear the case of extraordinary rendition victim Maher Arar. Arar, a Canadian…

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