Tuesday, August 23, 2005

UN expert criticises UK terror plans

The BBC is reporting

UK plans to deport terrorism suspects to countries that may have committed human rights abuses in the past have been criticised by a UN expert.
The measure was one of those announced by Tony Blair in the wake of the July bombings of London's transport network.
Agreements will be sought to make sure returnees would not be tortured.

But Manfred Nowak, UN special rapporteur on torture, said such assurances were "not an appropriate tool to eradicate this risk".

In the past Mr Nowak has said the war on terror is undermining human rights.


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