“Rendition” and secret detention: A global system of human rights violations. Questions and Answers

Index Number: POL 30/003/2006

This Q&A document looks at rendition and considers the legality of secret detention; victims of rendition; black sites, their location and conditions; involvement of the USA in this practice; states’ responsibility for aircraft passing through their territory, and much more. Amnesty International calls on all states to stop “rendition”, investigate and prosecute those responsible for the human rights violations connected to this practice, and ensure full reparation to the victims and their families.

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