Access for RightsAndreas Pavlou
ACCESS FOR RIGHTS
USING THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION
TO PROTECT HUMAN RIGHTS
Rendition on Record
Access Info Europe and Reprieve have used the right of access to information to investigate flights associated with “extraordinary rendition” – the covert transfer of prisoners by the USA from locations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Policing Of Protests
Access Info Europe asked 42 countries for information about the use of force by police in protest situations, ranging from the use of equipment such as rubber bullets, batons and water cannons, to training of police officers and evaluation reports.
Detention of Migrants
Access Info Europe and the Global Detention Project submitted requests to 33 governments about the detention of migrants as part of an initiative aimed at improving transparency of immigration detention practices.
NEWS ON HUMAN RIGHTS TRANSPARENCY
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