Friday, May 26, 2006

Parliament attacks Blair over rendition

Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights has concluded that the government is violating the UN Convention Against Torture:

"The committee concludes that the government has not adequately demonstrated that it has satisfied the obligation under domestic and international human rights law to investigate credible allegations of renditions, and should take active steps to ascertain more details about certain flights known to have used UK airports and suspected of involvement in extraordinary renditions."

The indictments against Blair demanded by Prof. Philippe Sands come ever-closer to Number 10…

1 comment:

elendil said...

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and a few other NGOs, have designated June Torture Awareness Month. I've created a blogroll you can join if you're interested. You can find it here. The idea is that everyone is linked to from the blogroll, and in exchange, you discuss torture (as you already do), and link to the Torture Awareness site to help support the NGOs.

There's a lot of bloggers concerned about human rights abuse in the War on Terror. If we coordinate, we can show our support and help Amnesty and HRW make Torture Awareness Month a success.