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

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Author: 

Michael Plachta

Date Published: 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

3

Subject Areas: 

Adjective Enforcement
Administration of Justice
Central Intelligence Agency
Comparative and International Law
Compliance
Confidentiality
Conspiracy
Counter-terrorism
Crimes against Humanity
Cross-Border Communication
Detention
European Court of Human Rights
Human Rights
International Crimes
Investigation
Law of War
Oversight
Policy/Directives
Rendition
Torture
U.S. Federal Government

Geographic Identifier: 

Europe
Italy
Lithuania
Macedonia
Poland
Romania

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”.