Appropriately rendering disappearances : the despair between extraordinary renditions and forced disappearances
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Hamline journal of public law and policy, Vol. 34, no. 1, Fall 2012, p. 73-114
This article is designed to depict the parallel atrocious acts that occur in both extraordinary rendition and forced disappearances. Both share similar elements, violate identical laws, and are equally appalling. Section two of this article provides a brief glimpse into what happens in extraordinary renditions and forced disappearances and expresses the high volume of occurrences. Section three of this article shows the difficulty of holding the United States officials accountable for participation in these programs. The fourth section portrays torture as the basic element which ubiquitously occurs in extraordinary rendition and forced disappearances, of which United States official could be held accountable. Sections five through eight cover the international and domestic laws these programs violate. Section nine seeks to compare the elements and acts followed under both programs. Section ten depicts the atrocious acts and similarities found in extraordinary rendition and forced disappearances through cases. Finally, section eleven explores policy reasons of why both extraordinary rendition and forced disappearances should be illegal in all States.
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