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Summary In Turkey today, people accused of terrorism or of being linked to the July 2016 attempted coup are at risk of torture in police custody. There has been a spate of reported cases of men being abducted, some of whom were held in…
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Summary Because of the state of emergency, nobody will care if I kill you. I will just say I shot you while you tried to run away. -Police officer to a detainee, overheard by family members of another detainee…
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Summary With the rapid development and proliferation of robotic weapons, machines are starting to take the place of humans on the battlefield. Some military and robotics experts have…
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  I. Summary In Turkey, many hundreds of people currently face prosecution, or are serving substantial sentences for terrorism convictions. Their “crime” was to engage in peaceful protest, or to throw stones or burn…
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  Without Suspicion Stop and Search under the Terrorism Act 2000 Executive Summary Recommendations I. Background Introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000 Growing Domestic Criticism.. II. Section 44…
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 “No Questions Asked” Intelligence Cooperation with Countries that Torture Executive Summary Background International Law on Torture The obligation to prevent and punish torture Torture material as evidence…
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Cruel Britannia British Complicity in the Torture and Ill-treatment of Terror Suspects in Pakistan Cruel Britannia Summary Key Recommendations The British government should: Methodology I. Background…
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Not the Way Forward The UK's Dangerous Reliance on Diplomatic Assurances Summary Recommendations To the Government of the United Kingdom.. To the British Parliament To the relevant institutions of the European Union British Policy…
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Briefing on the Counter-Terrorism Bill 2008 Second Reading in the House of Lords July 2008 Executive Summary and Recommendations Pre-charge Detention Inadequate judicial safeguards Inadequate additional safeguards Post-charge …
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Cases Involving Diplomatic Assurances against Torture Developments since May 2005 Introduction Austria Mohamed Bilasi-Ashri (Update) Canada Lai Cheong Sing (Update) Security Certificate Cases (Update) Mohammad Zeki Mahjoub: Torture…
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"Empty Promises:" Diplomatic Assurances No Safeguard against Torture TABLE OF CASES INTRODUCTION... DIPLOMATIC ASSURANCES AND THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM... U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture U.N. Human Rights Committee U.N. Committee against Torture U…