Tag Archive: UK

UN Victory in Assange Case – Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Blog – with Melinda Taylor and Carey Shenkman

In a major legal victory for international human rights law, the UN acknowledged the risk of extradition to the United States faced by journalist Julian Assange. This decision marks a significant development in the law of detention, and has enormous…
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Internet Freedom

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Assange Remains Trapped in Ecuadorian Embassy Two Years Later – TRNN Transcript

WORONCZUK: So, Michael, I understand it’s now the second anniversary of Julian Assange’s stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy. RATNER: Yes. June 19 is the actual two-year anniversary of when Julian Assange walked into the embassy and requested political asylum. As…
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Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Asylum; U.S. Seen as “Hidden Hand” Behind U.K. Threat to Raid Embassy – Democracy Now Transcript

As Ecuador prepared to announce its decision on granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Britain threatened to raid the Ecuadorean embassy in London where Assange has taken refuge for the past two months. Britain told Ecuador that giving Julian…
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Ecuador Grants Julian Assange Asylum; U.S. Seen as “Hidden Hand” Behind U.K. Threat to Raid Embassy – Democracy Now Video

As Ecuador prepared to announce its decision on granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Britain threatened to raid the Ecuadorean embassy in London where Assange has taken refuge for the past two months. Britain told Ecuador that giving Julian…
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Extraordinary Rendition Scandal Reaches New Heights: Rice on the Offensive in Europe Over Bush Administration’s Use of “Torture Flights” – Democracy Now Video

The scandal over the Bush administration’s use of so-called “extraordinary renditions’ is reaching new heights. Rendition–what many call kidnapping–is the highly controversial practice of transporting detainees seized overseas by U.S. agents to countries known for using torture. On Sunday, the…
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International War Crimes

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Four Remaining British Guantanamo Detainees To Be Freed – Democracy Now Transcript

The British government has announced that the four remaining British citizens held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo will be released. The four Brits are: Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar. We speak with Michael Ratner, president of…
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Four Remaining British Guantanamo Detainees To Be Freed – Democracy Now Video

 The British government has announced that the four remaining British citizens held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo will be released. The four Brits are: Moazzam Begg, Feroz Abbasi, Martin Mubanga and Richard Belmar.

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The Pinochet Papers – The Case of Augusto Pinochet in Spain and Britain – Edited by Reed Brody and Michael Ratner

The arrest of General Augusto Pinochet in October 1998 was a wake-up call to tyrants everywhere. The two subsequent rulings by the British House of Lords rejecting his claim of immunity forged legal history. This book traces the legal proceedings…
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International War Crimes

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