Dáil Éireann - Volume 610 - 15 November, 2005

Written Answers. - Human Rights Issues.

  329. Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if an interstate challenge will be filed under the European Convention on Human Rights against any EU states found to be holding detainees incommunicado on behalf of the US, following the precedent of Ireland v. the UK. [33964/05]

  Mr. D. Ahern: In the event that concrete evidence of any EU state holding detainees incommunicado on behalf of the USA was ever to emerge, the Government would consider what action to take in light of the facts of the case. I have no knowledge of any plans other High Contracting Parties to the European Convention on Human Rights may have in this regard.

  330. Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs if he will confirm that no detainees are being held incommunicado on behalf of the US anywhere in Irish jurisdiction. [33965/05]

  Mr. D. Ahern: Yes.