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Summary As the harmful effects of immigration detention become more widely known and the appropriateness of detaining migrants is increasingly questioned, governments are looking at alternatives to detention as more humane and rights-respecting…
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  Summary The armed forces of the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), supported by various international partners, including the United States and Iran, have almost concluded their military campaign…
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Summary Since early 2014, when the extremist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, launched its offensive in Iraq, fighting has displaced over three million Iraqis from their homes. Of these, an estimated 1.5 million Sunni Arabs now live in the…
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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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 Morocco: “Stop Looking for Your Son” Illegal Detentions under the Counterterrorism Law Summary Recommendations to the Government of Morocco Introduction Methodology Preventing Torture and Ill-Treatment:  Morocco…
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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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Summary "Why Jordan?" The question puzzled Abu Hamza al-Tabuki, a Saudi citizen who claims that US agents arrested him in Afghanistan in December 2001, interrogated him in Pakistan, and then flew him in a private jet to…
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Caught in the Whirlwind Torture and Denial of Due Process by the Kurdistan Security Forces I. Summary Key recommendations II. Methodology III. Background IV. Legal Framework V. The Kurdish Security Forces (Asayish VI. Asayish Violations of Due…
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Summary When Marwan Jabour opened his eyes, after a blindfold, a mask, and other coverings were taken off him, he saw soldiers and, on the wall behind them, framed photographs of King Hussein and King Abdullah of Jordan.He…
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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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Suspicious Sweeps The General Intelligence Department and Jordan's Rule of Law Problem I. Summary II. Recommendations To the Government of Jordan.. To the Jordanian parliament III. Background: The General Intelligence Department and…
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"No Blood, No Foul" Soldiers' Accounts of Detainee Abuse in Iraq Summary Recommendations Soldiers' Accounts I. Task Force 20/121/6-26/145 Camp Nama, Baghdad II. Forward Operating Base "Tiger," near al Qaim, Iraq. III. Mosul: Camp…
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