"The US led programme of extraordinary rendition created profound challenges for the international system of human rights protection and rule of law. This book examines the efforts of authorities in Europe and the US to re-establish rule of law and respect for human rights through the investigation of the program and its outcomes.The contributions to this volume examine the supranational and national inquiries into the US CIA-led extraordinary rendition and secret detention programme in Europe. The book takes as a starting point two recent and far-reaching developments in delivering accountability and establishing the truth: First, the publication of the executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee (Feinstein) Report, and second, various European Court of Human Rights judgments regarding European Union Member States complicity with the CIA and their incompatibility with the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).The collective volume provides the first stock-taking review of the state of affairs in the quest for accountability in the EU, and identifies significant obstacles to further accountability in a selection of EU member states under investigation. It will be vital reading for students and scholars in a wide range of areas, including international relations, international law, public policy and counter-terrorism studies."--Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I The Feinstein Report and its broader implications chapter Introduction / Elspeth Guild Didier Bigo Mark Gibney chapter 1 The US Senate Select Intelligence Committee report (Feinstein Report) on the CIA extraordinary rendition programme Perspectives from Europe / Elspeth Guild chapter 2 Dramaturgy of suspicion and the emergence of a transnational guild of extraction of information by torture at a distance / Didier Bigo chapter 3 Foreign "liaison partners" and the CIA's economy of detention 1 / Crofton Black part, II Achieving accountability? chapter 4 Extraordinary renditions A practice beyond traditional justice / Arianna Vedaschi chapter 5 The Polish roadmap to accountability Why the implementation of Al Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah judgements is so highly problematic / Barbara Grabowska-Moroz chapter 6 The UK The role of rendition and torture in the battle to end judicial deference / Frances Webber chapter 7 Extraordinary rendition, secrecy and the UK Security Constitution / Eva Nanopoulos chapter 8 The quest for absolution and immunity Justifying past and future torture in the name of democracy / Didier Bigo Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet part, III (Re-)establishing the rule of law chapter 9 Extraordinary rendition, the American judiciary, and the failure of the "territorial" approach in both international and domestic law / Mark Gibney chapter 10 Democratic oversight and the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme in Europe / Elspeth Guild Didier Bigo chapter 11 The International Criminal Court Prosecutor's preliminary examination on Afghanistan and possible impacts on accountability for secret detention and rendition / Carla Ferstman.