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Posted: April 13th, 2012, 11:04pm MSD
[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Ben Emmerson [official profile] on Thursday expressed regret over a US court decision [press release] denying Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [National Security Archive] requests by a member of the UK parliament and the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition [official website]. Earlier this month the US District Court for the District of Columbia granted the US government's motion to dismiss [opinion, PDF] the FOIA challenge based on a provision of the act that exempts US intelligence agencies from disclosing information to foreign government entities. The court noted that, although...