Ireland's Potential Liability for Extraordinary Renditions through Shannon Airport

Irish Law Times, Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 106-110, 2007

10 Pages Posted: 24 May 2007

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Fiona de Londras

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK

Abstract

This article outlines the international legal prohibition on extraordinary rendition and considers whether, if Shannon Airport is being used for the purposes of extraordinary rendition, Ireland might incur liability under international human rights law under the principles governing diplomatic assurances. It concludes that, although it might be said that the Irish government is not doing enough to prevent extraordinary rendition through Shannon Airport, it appears that Ireland is fulfilling its positive obligations under international law.

Keywords: Ireland, Human rights, Terrorism, War on terrorism, Torture, Extraordinary rendition, Diplomatic assurances

JEL Classification: K33, K39, K42

Suggested Citation

de Londras, Fiona, Ireland's Potential Liability for Extraordinary Renditions through Shannon Airport. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=988603

Fiona De Londras (Contact Author)

Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, UK ( email )

Edgbaston
Birmingham, AL B15 2TT
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/law/staff/profile.aspx?ReferenceId=99740

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