GJC and ACLU release documents on the Human Rights Situation of People Affected by the United States’ Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program

22420948931_edff695e4f_kIn September, the Global Justice Clinic (GJC) and the ACLU were granted a hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) concerning the “Human rights situation of persons affected by the U.S. Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program.” It has co-requested this thematic hearing at the IACHR, which will take place on October 23. The hearing represents an opportunity to pressure the United States to comply with its obligations to effectively investigate, prosecute and punish the human rights violations revealed in the SSCI Report, and, crucially, to provide remedies and reparations to victims and survivors of those violations. UN Special Rapporteurs Pablo de Greiff and Juan Mendez will both testify on this occasion. Read more about the hearing here.

Supporting Documents:

Cover page

Introduction

Table of Contents

Oral Submission: Introduction Margaret Satterthwaite

Oral Submission: Criminal and Civil Accountability for Victims and Survivors of the CIA Torture Program Steven Watt

Written submission: Juan E. Méndez Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment

Translation of Audio Testimony by Mr. Mohamed al Shuraeiya bin Saud

Oral Submission: Recommendations Jamil Dakwar

REPARATION & APOLOGY: STATE RESPONSES TO SECRET DETENTION AND TORTURE Submission by the Global Justice Clinic

DENIAL OF JUSTICE: THE UNITED STATES’ FAILURE TO PROSECUTE SENIOR OFFICIALS FOR TORTURE

Read more about the Global Justice Clinic’s work on renditions here.