Ireland: Rendition Flights Once Again In the Spotlight

The question of alleged cooperation by the former Irish government in the US rendition programme is once again in the spotlight.

In its (country) report on Ireland the United Nations Committee Against Torture (CAT) observe at paragraph 9:

“The Committee is concerned at the various reports of the State party’s alleged cooperation in a rendition programme, where rendition flights use the State party’s airports and airspace. The Committee is also concerned at the inadequate
response by the State party with regard to investigating these allegations (art. 3). ”

The CAT conclude:

“The State party should provide further information on specific measures taken to investigate allegations of the State party’s involvement in rendition programmes and the use of the State party’s airports and airspace by flights involved in “extraordinary rendition”. The State party should provide clarification on such measures and the outcome of the investigations, and take steps to ensure that such cases are prevented.”

See also Celtic News items at:

https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/2748
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/2501
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1690
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1703
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1726
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1755
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1777
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1815
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1846
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1850
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1856
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1908
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/1910
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/2093
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/2095
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/2182
https://groups.yahoo.com/group/celtic_league/message/2311

Also:

https://assembly.coe.int/Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc07/edoc11302.pdf

J B Moffatt (Mr)
Director of Information
Celtic League

15/07/11

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