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Aviation: Passengers Deprived of Liberty

Volume 703: debated on Monday 14 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will seek to ensure that, following the recommendations of Amnesty International, member states of the Council of Europe require all aircraft operators seeking permission to fly over or land in their territory to indicate whether they are carrying any passengers who are deprived of their liberty, and give their status and the legal basis for their transfer. [HL4401]

In the context of its work to consider the proposals relating to rendition made by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Extraordinary Rendition, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office will review the recent proposals made by Amnesty International. We will expect that other member states of the Council of Europe will draw their own conclusions on the proposals.