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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/578866
Title:
Extraordinary rendition, counter-terrorism, and international law
Authors:
Borelli, Silvia
Abstract:
The years immediately following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 saw the emergence of a novel variation in the way in which governments and state officials may infringe human rights in the name of – real or purported – security considerations, namely the extraordinary rendition programme carried out by the United States with the assistance of a number of its allies in the ‘War on Terror’. Although instances of irregular transfer, detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects are not new, extraordinary rendition, on the scale and through the modes by which it occurred after 9/11, has posed unprecedented challenges to human rights lawyers, international monitoring bodies, domestic courts and other oversight bodies in their attempts to ensure accountability. The present chapter provides an overview of the extent and the modalities of the US extraordinary rendition programme, and discusses its legal implications from the perspective of international human rights law. It then examines the numerous – and so far generally unsuccessful – attempts of victims of extraordinary rendition to obtain redress before national criminal and civil courts and the – comparatively more successful – litigation before international human rights monitoring bodies.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Borelli, S. (2014) “Extraordinary Rendition, Counter-Terrorism, and International Law”, in Saul, B (ed.), Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism. Edward Elgar, ch. 21, pp. 361-378.
Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Issue Date:
2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/578866
Additional Links:
http://ssrn.com/abstract=2432083; http://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-international-law-and-terrorism
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
Description:
Chapter 21 in 'Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism'
ISBN:
9780857938800; 9781783476305
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Research in Law (CRiL)

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dc.contributor.authorBorelli, Silviaen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T11:56:39Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-29T11:56:39Zen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationBorelli, S. (2014) “Extraordinary Rendition, Counter-Terrorism, and International Law”, in Saul, B (ed.), Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism. Edward Elgar, ch. 21, pp. 361-378.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780857938800en
dc.identifier.isbn9781783476305en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/578866en
dc.descriptionChapter 21 in 'Research Handbook on International Law and Terrorism'en
dc.description.abstractThe years immediately following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 saw the emergence of a novel variation in the way in which governments and state officials may infringe human rights in the name of – real or purported – security considerations, namely the extraordinary rendition programme carried out by the United States with the assistance of a number of its allies in the ‘War on Terror’. Although instances of irregular transfer, detention and interrogation of terrorist suspects are not new, extraordinary rendition, on the scale and through the modes by which it occurred after 9/11, has posed unprecedented challenges to human rights lawyers, international monitoring bodies, domestic courts and other oversight bodies in their attempts to ensure accountability. The present chapter provides an overview of the extent and the modalities of the US extraordinary rendition programme, and discusses its legal implications from the perspective of international human rights law. It then examines the numerous – and so far generally unsuccessful – attempts of victims of extraordinary rendition to obtain redress before national criminal and civil courts and the – comparatively more successful – litigation before international human rights monitoring bodies.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEdward Elgar Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://ssrn.com/abstract=2432083en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.e-elgar.com/shop/research-handbook-on-international-law-and-terrorismen
dc.subjectextraordinary renditionen
dc.subjectcounter-terrorismen
dc.subjectinternational human rightsen
dc.subjectEuropean Convention on Human Rightsen
dc.subjecttortureen
dc.subjectdisappareancesen
dc.subjectstate secrets doctrineen
dc.subjectintelligence servicesen
dc.subjectimmunityen
dc.titleExtraordinary rendition, counter-terrorism, and international lawen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
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