American Civil Liberties Union Files Complaint with UN Over 9/11 Detentions

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Thursday, April 1, 2004
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
4
145
Abstract: 
On January 27, 2004, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a complaint to a United Nations working group concerning the detention of more than a dozen Arab and Muslim men held by the US without charge following the September 11, 2001 attacks. According to the ACLU the indiscriminate arrest of these men and hundreds of others, with no links to terrorism or crime, and their prolonged detention without charge or access to lawyers, violate US commitments under international human rights law. However, the UN has no powers to enforce working group findings...[more]