Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (148)

Martin Ferris

Question:

148. Deputy Martin Ferris asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has seen the recent report from Open Society Justice Initiative which found that 54 countries had helped to facilitate the CIA's secret detention, rendition and interrogation programme in the years after 11 September 2001, including Ireland; if he will be investigating these findings; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8581/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

This question refers to a recent report by the Open Society Justice Initiative on alleged extraordinary rendition. I am aware of the report which relates primarily to alleged human rights infringements. Policy responsibility for human rights is a matter for my colleague the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy Gilmore. Matter relating to the investigation of alleged breaches of the law are a matter for An Garda Síochána and the Minister for Justice and Equality.