May 28, 2011
by John Paul Putney
UN human rights expert Martin Scheinin called on the Transitional Government of Tunisia Thursday to reform the counter-terrorism law to comply with international human rights law. Scheinin, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, called for accountability for "human ...[read more]
March 9, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to hold civilian trials for accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Scheinin called the military commissions system fatally flawed and said that refo... ...[read more]
October 27, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin said Monday that all Guantanamo Bay detainees should be brought before US federal courts for trial by the January 22 deadline for closure set by US President Barack Obama. Scheinin said that the detainees should not be ...[read more]
July 23, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US government has turned down requests from two separate UN investigators to visit the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, the Washington Post reported Thursday. UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak and UN special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin had ...[read more]
June 4, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism has laid out plans to establish a global tribunal to prosecute private companies accused of human rights abuses. In an interview last week with the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Martin Scheinin said that his proposed World Court... ...[read more]
March 11, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin on Tuesday cited the case of Canadian citizen and former US detainee Maher Arar in presenting a report critical of international counterterrorism practices to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. Scheinin flagged ...[read more]
February 28, 2009
by Andrew Gilmore
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin has called for greater protection of individual rights and increased oversight of intelligence agencies in a report to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The report, obtained by AP, is critical of the ...[read more]
October 23, 2008
by Andrew Morgan
UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights Martin Scheinin Wednesday urged the UN to restructure or eliminate the existing terrorist blacklisting system. Currently, the Security Council's Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee maintains a list of people... ...[read more]
May 15, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin praised anti-terrorism efforts in Spain Wednesday, but urged Spanish officials to reform the country's legal standards for treatment of terror suspects. The Special Rapporteur's comments came in response to concerns... ...[read more]
December 14, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin said Thursday that the destruction of CIA videotapes suggests that US interrogators may have violated international prohibitions against torture. Scheinin told reporters after the presentation of his latest report to the UN ...[read more]

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