EU justice chief urges member nations to comply with rendition probe Joshua Pantesco at 7:44 PM ET
[JURIST] EU Justice Commissioner Franco Frattini [official website] has responded to a Council of Europe report [PDF text; COE press release], released [JURIST report] Tuesday by urging all EU member nations to fully comply with the ongoing COE investigation into alleged CIA rendition practices [JURIST news archive]. The interim COE report argued that EU countries "turned a blind eye" to the existence of secret CIA prisons within their borders, but no concrete evidence of their existence has yet been uncovered. The European Parliament [official website] last week opened a similar investigation [JURIST report] into the rendition allegations, which they hope to conclude by June. The US has consistently defended rendition practices [JURIST report] as consistent with treaties and international law. Read the EU press release.
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