UN: Special Rapporteur produces damning report on "War on Terrorism"


Special Rapporteur produces damning report on how governments are using the "war on terrorism" to undermine and ignore fundamental rights. He speicifcally refers to the use of terrorism as a pretext for justifying torture and inhuman treatment, and on the erosion of the non-refoulement principle, whereby States should not “expel, return ‘refouler’, or extradite a person to another State“ if there are “substantial” grounds for suspecting that they may be in danger of being subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment after their return: Statewatch Report: The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture criticises the undermining of the non-refoulement principle and the use of terrorism as a pretext to justify tortureplus full documentation (pdf)

 

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