On September 12, 2014, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and other experts submitted testimony to a UK Parliamentary Committee calling for evidence about the UK-US extradition treaty. The testimony describes human rights abuses facing people extradited from the UK to the US on terrorism-related charges. It raises several concerns with terrorism prosecutions in US federal courts, including broad material support charges, the implications for defendants’ rights in the government’s use of classified evidence, and the conditions of confinement that defendants face pre-trial and post-conviction, including prolonged solitary confinement and added isolation through the imposition of Special Administrative Measures (SAMs). The submission argues that these conditions violate European human rights protections. The full testimony is available here.
September 12, 2014