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Denmark: Open letter to Danish Minister of Justice re: Denmark and diplomatic assurances against grave violations of human rights

, Index number: EUR 18/004/2008

In this open letter Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, and the Redress Trust express their concern about comments attributed to you in an article published by the Danish news agency Ritzau on 10 May 2008. These remarks suggested that the Danish government is contemplating promoting the use of diplomatic assurances as a means of returning or otherwise sending foreign nationals to states where they face a real risk of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

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