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'The Rendition Project will be an important tool in bringing the tangled web of the CIA’s illegal rendition programme to light. It is essential that we get to the bottom of what was one of the worst human rights abuses of the ‘War on Terror’ - including the involvement of the UK, a number of other European states, and major corporations. By bringing together and analysing the swathes of information that have emerged, this project will help ensure that the CIA’s global network of torture flights cannot simply be swept under the carpet.'
Clare Algar, Executive Director, Reprieve
'Rendition and Secret Detention violate the most fundamental and long standing human rights, protections from arbitrary and unlawful detention and rights to the liberty of the person. These rights are enshrined in Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights but also date back before the Magna Carta, the first great rights document. The history of the struggle for human rights has demonstrated that the consistently most potent tools on behalf of rights is making the violations of rights public and providing a means of disseminating the information. Blakeley and Raphael, through their painstaking research and the establishment of The Rendition Project, have created a most powerful tool through which to continue the struggle.'
Professor Michael Stohl, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Communication
'The Rendition Project website is highly innovative and extremely valuable'.
Professor Tim Dunne, School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland, Australia