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USA: To be taken on trust? Extraditions and US assurances in the ‘war on terror’

, Index number: AMR 51/009/2008

This report, which has as its starting point the USA's request to the UK government to extradite two UK Nationals suspected of involvement in international terrorism, details how the USA’s public assurances and its assurances given to other governments asserting the humane and lawful treatment of detainees in US custody have been found wanting. It also examines the authority that has been attributed to the US President in the context of the “war on terror”.

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