Council of Europe Announces the Closure of Its Inquiry into CIA Detention Sites in Europe

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Author: 
Michael Plachta
Volume: 
32
Issue: 
3
Abstract: 

On February 26, 2016, Pedro Agramunt, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), announced that the inquiry under Article 52 of the European Convention on Human Rights has fulfilled its purpose and declared it closed. He referred to the inquiry under Article 52 of the Convention initiated by his predecessor. It aimed at seeking explanations from all member states on their compliance with the legal obligations under the Convention in relation to “the question of secret detention and transport of detainees suspected of terrorist acts, notably by or at the instigation of foreign agencies”.