Published: 1 Jun 2010

UN Human Rights Council report on secret detention: Russian Federation objections


The UN Human Rights Council’s recent report into secret detention in Europe, Asia and Africa in the context of the ‘global war on terror’ has been criticised by the Russian representative to the Council. The Russian government denied that there were instances of secret detention in the Russian system, contrary to the report’s concern about reports of secret detention, torture and extrajudicial killing in the North Caucasus.

This article outlines the findings of the report and the Russian response. To read the article and access a link to the full report, click on the link below.