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This week, four survivors of US torture filed a complaint against Canada with the United Nations Committee Against Torture for the country's failure to investigate and prosecute Bush during his visit to British Columbia last year, the first such complaint filed with the UN Committee, it said.
The panelists will include Hungary Foreign Affairs Minister and Deputy State Secretary for Global Affairs Szabolcs Takccs, Chair of the Co-ordination Committee of Special Procedures Michel Forst, Chair of the United Nations Committee against Torture Claudio Grossman and Human Rights Defenders Project executive director of the East and Horn of Africa Hassan Shire Shaikh Ahmed.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture said Friday it is "deeply concerned about gross and pervasive human rights violations in Syria," which are allegedly taking place "in a context of impunity.
It is important because Habre's suit could jeopardise the right provided under the United Nations Committee Against Torture to try Hissene Habre", he said.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture last year expressed deep concern over allegations of widespread torture in China and called on the government to probe rights abuses in its prisons.
The United Nations Committee Against Torture, meeting in Geneva, also revisited the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, urging the government to grant reparations and investigate the crackdown, The News reported.
According to the mandate of the Coalition against Torture, the annual report is based on material provided by the coalition to the United Nations Committee against Torture in September 2008.
Lest there be any doubt about the dangers of sending him back, let us remember that the United Nations Committee Against Torture repeated its previous concerns about Uzbekistan in a report late last year.