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Secret Detentions, Secret Renditions, And Forced Disappearances During The Bush Administration'S "War" On Terror

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This chapter focuses on the crime against humanity known as ?forced disappearance?? an admitted ?program? of President Bush. The European Court of Human Rights has held that a state violates Article 2 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms if the authorities fail to take reasonable measures to prevent the disappearance of a person with respect to whom there is a particular risk of disappearance. A brief survey of relevant international legal norms, it is evident that the Bush administration?s continued program of secret detentions and secret renditions is in serious violation of several treaties as well as customary international law concerning human rights, the prohibition of forced disappearance, Geneva law, the right of foreign persons to communicate with their consulate, and the concomitant rights of foreign consulates to communication, visitation, and representation of their nationals.

Keywords: European Court of Human Rights; forced disappearance; international law; President Bush administration; secret detentions; secret renditions; terror



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