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CCR Files Amicus Brief in First Guantánamo Case Before European Court of Human Rights
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CCR Files Amicus Brief in First Guantánamo Case Before European Court of Human Rights

CONTACT: Jen Nessel, press@ccr-ny.org

November 15, 2007, New York – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed an amicus brief in the first Guantánamo case before the European Court of Human Rights. The petitioners in this case are some of the same petitioners in the Guantánamo case which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5, the consolidated cases of Al Odah v. United States and Boumediene v. Bush.

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“If the European Court rules favorably, it will essentially be telling Bosnia that it has an obligation to get these men out of Guantánamo and to step up and recognize its responsibility to do more to protect these men,” said CCR attorney Pardiss Kebriaei. “The ruling could push other countries to increase their efforts to repatriate their nationals and residents.”

Many countries are guilty of unlawfully assisting the U.S. in its “war on terror” by illegally handing people over to U.S. authorities, letting the U.S. use their territory or airspace to conduct renditions to torture or as sites for secret CIA prisons, and committing other violations of national and international law. This is the first case that addresses the responsibility of a country for redressing these violations.

The European Court of Human Rights is one of the strongest and most respected international human rights tribunals, and its decisions are enforceable.


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