On October 27, Martin Scheinin, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, issued a statement expressing concerns about the US Military Commissions Act of 2006. His concerns mirror those of Human Rights Watch. He also renewed his request to be invited to conduct a formal visit to the United States. The United States has not responded yet to the request he first made last July. Human Rights Watch urges the Bush administration to extend the invitation and to arrange meetings with high-ranking officials to discuss his concerns.

Mr Scheinin’s statement is available here.

On October 27, Martin Scheinin, the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, issued a statement expressing concerns about the US Military Commissions Act of 2006. His concerns mirror those of Human Rights Watch. He also renewed his request to be invited to conduct a formal visit to the United States. The United States has not responded yet to the request he first made last July. Human Rights Watch urges the Bush administration to extend the invitation and to arrange meetings with high-ranking officials to discuss his concerns.

Mr Scheinin’s statement is available here.