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Globalizing Torture: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition

The most comprehensive account yet assembled of the human rights abuses associated with CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations.

February 2013
First page of PDF with filename: globalizing-torture-20120205.pdf
Briefing Paper

Submission to the UN on Ethnic Profiling in Spain

This submission details the extent and impact of ethnic profiling on minorities in Spain, and how these practices violate international human rights standards.

January 2013
First page of PDF with filename: submission-spain-ethnic-profiling-20130128_0.pdf
Fact Sheet

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

Citizens of Nowhere: Solutions for the Stateless in the U.S.

This report focuses on stateless people residing in the United States, a vulnerable population that, under current law, has no path to acquire lawful status or become naturalized U.S. citizens.

December 2012
First page of PDF with filename: citizens-of-nowhere-solutions-for-the-stateless-in-the-us-20121213.pdf
Fact Sheet

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

Counterterrorism and Human Rights Abuses in Kenya and Uganda: The World Cup Bombing and Beyond

In 2010, more than 70 people were killed in two bomb attacks in Kampala, Uganda. The subsequent counterrorism response has included unlawful renditions, arbitrary detention and the physical abuse of suspects.

November 2012
First page of PDF with filename: counterterrorism-human-rights-abuses-kenya-uganda-20130403.pdf
Briefing Paper

Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee: Review of Germany

This submission to the 106th session of the UN Human Rights Committee argues that several primary and secondary schools in Berlin are segregating migrant children into classes that provide vastly inferior education.

September 2012
First page of PDF with filename: hrc-germany-10172012.pdf
Fact Sheet

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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