Extraordinary Rendition: A Human Rights Analysis

38 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2006  

David Weissbrodt

University of Minnesota Law School

Amy Bergquist

University of Minnesota Law School

Abstract

This article describes extraordinary rendition, the practice of seizing terror suspects and transporting them to third countries for detention and interrogation. The article examines this practice in light of several human rights instruments and demonstrates that extraordinary rendition violates international human rights and humanitarian law. The article is the first in a series of three articles by the co-authors to explore the practice of extraordinary rendition.

Keywords: extraordinary rendition, human rights, humanitarian law, war on terror, torture, interrogation, enemy combatant

Suggested Citation

Weissbrodt, David and Bergquist, Amy, Extraordinary Rendition: A Human Rights Analysis. Harvard Human Rights Journal, Vol. 19, p. 123, 2006; Minnesota Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-33. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=924146

David Weissbrodt (Contact Author)

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

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Amy Bergquist

University of Minnesota Law School ( email )

420 Delaware St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States
612-625-6084 (Phone)

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