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  • After Sept. 11, a Legal Battle Over Limits of Civil Liberty: Detailed report with interactive guide, audio file and links to related stories. New York Times, US (free registration required).
  • American Cant: The treatment of al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners by the United States offends basic human rights, international law and the Geneva Convention. Analysis by Peter Beaumont.
  • Amnesty International Annual Report 2002: The report documents human rights violations during 2001 all over the world, with a special focus on human rights restrictions and violations in the aftermath of September 11. Complete text and press information.
  • Amnesty International: Justice Not Revenge: Amnesty International states its opinion about how to bring to justice those responsible for the crimes of 11 September, how to deal with abuses committed in Afghanistan, and how to address any abuses by US-led Coalition forces in Afghanistan. They offer latest information, a library of documents, press kit, and campaign information.
  • BBC News: War on terror cloaks rights abuses: Article about the claim that several world leaders are exploiting the US-led war on terror to justify a crack down on political opponents and abuse human rights.
  • CDT: Response to September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks: Center for Democracy and Technology analyses of the civil liberties implications of US government anti-terrorism proposals. House and senate debates, proposed legislation and amendments, and testimony.
  • Call for Release of 'low-level' Guantanamo Inmates: A growing number of reports shows that none of the 598 inmates designated as "enemy combatants" and held without charge at the US Caribbean base are al-Qaida leaders or can reveal any important information. The Guardian, UK.
  • Combatants Lack Rights, U.S. Argues: The Bush administration argues that people who're declared enemy combatants have no right to counsel and can be held indefinitely. Washington Post, US.
  • Court Backs Open Deportation Hearings in Terror Cases: The federal appeals court in Cincinnati declared that the administration acted unlawfully in holding hundreds of deportation hearings in secret. Includes links for related articles and the full text of the Court's ruling. New York Times, US (free registration required).
  • Decaying Freedom: News on the decaying state of freedom in the United States in reaction to counter-terrorism attacks on civil liberties.
  • Families of the Disappeared Demand Answers: Robert Fisk reports on the fate of men who were seized in Pakistan and taken to US bases in Afghanistan and Kuba. Counterpunch, US.
  • Fighting Terrorism - Protecting Liberty: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers news, analysis and comments on the bills proposed by the United States Department of Justice after September 11.
  • Human Rights Watch World Report 2002: The Human Rights Watch world report 2002 warns that the anti-terror campaign led by the United States is inspiring opportunistic attacks on civil liberties around the world. Summary and complete text of the report.
  • In the Name of Counter-Terrorism: Human Rights Abuses Worldwide: In this report released at the U.N. Commission on Human Rights, Human Rights Watch highlighted abuses being committed around the world in the name of the international fight against terrorism.
  • Presumption Of Guilt: Human Rights Abuses of Post-September 11 Detainees: Human Rights Watch Report on human rights violations by the US government, as secret arrests, misused immigration charges and process violations. Includes summary and recommendations.
  • Questioning Terror Suspects in a Dark and Surreal World: New York Times article on the techniques of U.S. interrogators on terrorist suspects, and whether or not they constitute torture. [Free registration required].
  • September 11: One Year On: Human Rights Watch reports on an erosion of international law, rather than its enforcement, since September 11. With links for related reports.
  • Spare Our Blushes and Put a Sack on It: Taping a bag over the heads of Afghan prisoners stops us feeling anything for them, so we can breakfast in peace. A comment by Terry Jones in the Observer, UK.
  • Terror, Security and the Media: The Observer's Home Affairs editor Martin Bright gives evidence to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission case of nine men who have been detained without trail for over seven months. The Observer, UK.
  • The New Moslem Diaspora: Behzad Yaghmaian reports on anti-immigration measures in Europe in the aftermath of September 11. The Counterpunch, US.
  • US Sends Suspects to Face Torture: US has been secretly sending prisoners suspected of al-Qaida connections to countries where torture during interrogation is legal. The Guardian, UK.
  • War on Civil Liberties: The US refuses to either charge or free those suspected of terrorism. The Guardian, UK.
  • War on Terror Makes for Odd Twists in Justice System: Commentary on the trials of american suspects presently held without charge. New York Times, US (free registration required).
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