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Lithuania: Written observations submitted to the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Al-Hawsawi v Lithuania

, Index number: EUR 53/0725/2019

These written observations have been submitted to the European Court of Human Rights by Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) in the case of Al-Hawsawi v Lithuania. The case concerns the applicant’s allegations that Lithuania let the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) transport him onto its territory under the secret extraordinary rendition programme and allowed him to be subjected to ill-treatment and arbitrary detention in a CIA detention 'black site'. These written observations address the issues of knowledge imputable to the states concerned; enforced disappearance as a violation of Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR); non-refoulment obligations and post-transfer obligations under the ECHR.

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