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Breaking the Chain Ending Ireland’s Role in Renditions

30th June 2009, 14:03:18 UTC

Since December 2005, Amnesty International (AI) has been calling on the Irish Government
to establish an independent inquiry to investigate thoroughly all allegations that aircraft
engaged in renditions have transited its airspace or airports. 2 AI has consistently
recommended that Ireland’s laws and procedures in granting overflight or landing clearances
to foreign aircraft, both state and civilian, should be reviewed in order to identify how
Ireland may have been facilitated, directly or indirectly, violations of international law by
other states. This review must make solid recommendations for reform, we have said, which
Government must then implement.

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