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Time Line: Al-Nashiri v. Poland at the European Court of Human Rights

A time line of events in the case of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri against the government of Poland, over its role in his rendition, secret detention and torture on Polish soil by the CIA.

November 2013
First page of PDF with filename: nashiri-echr-timeline-11252013_0.pdf
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The Tshwane Principles on National Security and the Right to Information: An Overview in 15 Points

A 15-point summary of the Tshwane Principles, which address the question of how to ensure public access to government information without jeopardizing legitimate efforts to combat national security threats.

June 2013
First page of PDF with filename: tshwane-principles-15-points-09182013.pdf
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Timeline: The Khaled El-Masri Case

A summary of the main events in a nine year search for justice by Khaled El-Masri, the victim of a mistaken CIA counterterrorism operation.

December, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: timeline-khaledelmasri-20140411.pdf
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El-Masri and CIA 'Capture Shock'

Violence used in the extraordinary rendition of Khaled El-Masri followed guidelines developed by the CIA for intimidating suspects before interrogation.

December 11, 2012
First page of PDF with filename: factsheet-captureshock-20121112_0.pdf
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Investigations into CIA Renditions

A summary of inquiries into human rights abuses linked to the CIA’s program of “extraordinary renditions” of terrorism suspects, launched after September 11, 2001.

November 2013
First page of PDF with filename: briefing-cia-investigations-roundup_0.pdf
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The Problem of Ethnic Profiling in Europe

This fact sheet explains the problem of ethnic profiling in Europe, and shows that the practice is wasteful as well as ineffective in fighting and preventing crime.

May 2011
First page of PDF with filename: ethnic-profiling-europe-20110505.pdf
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Fact Sheet on Ethnic Profiling in Europe

This fact sheet, prepared by European Network Against Racism and the Open Society Institute, explains the practice of ethnic profiling across Europe.

October 2009
First page of PDF with filename: Factsheet-ethnic-profiling-20091001-ENG.pdf

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