Call on French judiciary to subpoena former Guantánamo commander Miller
26 February 2014 - Two former Guantánamo detainees urged a French investigative judge to subpoena former Guantánamo commander Geoffrey Miller to clarify his role in the torture and abuse of prisoners. The request is based on a dossier that ECCHR and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) have prepared. It details Commander Miller’s criminal liability for torture and war crimes between 2002 and 2004. The dossier was submitted by ECCHR cooperating attorney William Bourdon, who represents the two former detainees.
ECCHR pushes for accountability in clinical trials in India
11 February 2014 - ECCHR submitted an Affidavit to the Indian Supreme Court concerning a petition on human rights violations in a clinical trial. 24,000 girls in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh were vaccinated against the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes most cervical cancer cases. After news reports about irregularities, a parliamentary inquiry committee concluded that the trial was conducted without proper informed consent or monitoring. The Affidavit discusses the responsibility of trial sponsors.
The International Criminal Court must investigate UK military abuses against Iraqi detainees from 2003 to 2008 as war crimes
10 January 2014 - ECCHR together with Public Interest Lawyers Birmingham UK (PIL) today submitted a Communication to the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague requesting action with respect to the abuse and mistreatment of Iraqi detainees by UK military forces.