Monday, April 03, 2006

No Guidelines on Empty 'No Torture' Promises

This article is interesting because it discusses how many legal issues or difficulties would arise if guidelines for diplomatic assurances that returned people, deportees, would not be tortured existed. Experts from the Council of Europe met in France to deal with the issue of returning people back to countries that they know will torture them anyway. It would be very controversial to see what the United States' stance would be on this issue, especially whether or not it was dependent on present political relationships with certain countries. At this rate, it seems that the U.S. may be accepting of sending people back to be tortured since Cheney supported torture and black sites exist around the world for our administration's use...

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