Sunday, June 6, 2010
Spain Seeks Arrest Warrants for CIA Agents in Rendition Case
A Spanish prosecutor is asking for arrest warrants for 13 CIA agents who allegedly kidnapped Khaled el-Masri, a German citizen, and flew him to a secret prison in Afghanistan (JURIST Report). A Spanish newspaper has published the names of the accused agents. Consider the efforts of Spanish prosecutors in addition to HRC and CAT mechanisms discussed in the readings. What does the Spanish case tell us about the development of human rights law?