Rule of Law BLOG: Open Society blogs on the Khaled El-Masri "extraordinary rendition" case at the European Court for Human Rights

May 15, 2012 - 12:03pm

On Wednesday, 16 May 2012, the European Court for Human Rights will hear El-Masri’s case, who as a German citizen was abducted by the CIA in “extraordinary rendition” through wrong identification. It is the first case to come before the Strasbourg court arising from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's program of 'extraordinary rendition', involving the covert cross-border transfer of terror suspects launched by the agency after the attacks of September 11, 2001.