Başak Çali

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Başak Çalı is Director of the Centre for Fundamental Rights and Professor of International Law at the Hertie School in Berlin.

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Part 2: A few steps forward, a few steps sideways and a few steps backwards: The CAT’s revised and updated GC on Non-Refoulement

CAT’s Defiance in Response to State Pushback In Part I of our analysis of the new CAT General Comment, we noted that state pushback on a range of issues, for example diplomatic assurances and post deportation redress, was successful as evidenced by the committee’s amendments to the now adopted GC.  In this post,…

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Part 1: A few steps forward, a few steps sideways and a few steps backwards: The CAT’s revised and updated GC on Non-Refoulement

On 6 December 2017, after a year long consultation process with states and civil society representatives, the Committee against Torture (CAT) adopted its revised General Comment (GC) (now No.4) on the implementation of Article 3 of the Convention against Torture (the Convention)  in the context of Article 22. In a decaying global human…

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In memoriam: Professor Sir Nigel Rodley

There are international lawyers who make outstanding contributions to their fields. And there are international lawyers who actually create the fields we study and insert life into them. Professor Sir Nigel Rodley was both. Nigel’s scholarly interests long focused on the place of human rights in international law and the development of human rights…

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