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10 February 2009

Obama Backs Off a Reversal on Secrets [USA]

Author: John Schwartz, New York Times

In a closely watched case involving rendition and torture, a lawyer for the Obama administration seemed to surprise a panel of federal appeals judges on Monday by pressing ahead with an argument for preserving state secrets originally developed by the...

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8 February 2009

SJ [San Jose] Aviation Firm Faces Rendition Aid Lawsuit [USA]

Author: KPIX TV CBS 5 [USA]

Five men who claim they were tortured in overseas prisons after being sent there by the CIA will ask a U.S. appeals court in San Francisco on Monday to reinstate their lawsuit against a San Jose aviation company. The lawsuit claims that Jeppesen...

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8 February 2009

USA: Lawsuit against Boeing unit Jeppesen over "torture flights" - Govt. argues case should be dismissed

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14 February 2008

US court dismisses CIA flights case

Author: Al Jazeera

A US judge…dismissed a lawsuit accusing a subsidiary of the aircraft manufacturer Boeing of helping the CIA to secretly fly suspects to overseas prisons... [The] judge ruled that national security could be threatened if the lawsuit [filed by the...

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7 June 2007

The Alien Tort Claims Act: An Activist Tool for Change

Author: Bart Mongoven, Stratfor

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and British human rights charity Reprieve filed suit...against...Jeppesen Dataplan Inc. The suit claims the Boeing subsidiary knowingly aided CIA rendition activities abroad and is complicit in the torture of...

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5 June 2007

A Bid to Litigate the Legality of U.S.-Sponsored Torture in Federal Court: Will It Succeed?

Author: Anthony J. Sebok, Professor, Brooklyn Law School, in FindLaw's Writ [USA]

...[T]he [American Civil Liberties Union] filed a suit that could provide human rights activists with an ingenious mechanism to allow a federal court to litigate whether torture sponsored by the U.S. is a tort….Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. is a private...

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29 May 2007

Boeing unit to face suit in CIA seizures

Author: Claudio Gatti, International Herald Tribune

The American Civil Liberties Union plans to file a lawsuit...alleging that a subsidiary of Boeing [Jeppesen] aided the Central Intelligence Agency in the forced transportation of three plaintiffs who say they were captured and flown to overseas...

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29 November 2006

Flog Is My Co-Pilot: Boeing is alleged to be a travel agent for torture

Author: Rick Anderson, Seattle Weekly [USA]

Since 2003, human-rights investigators and news media reports have described a Boeing Business Jet as one of the most-dreaded planes in the Central Intelligence Agency's clandestine air force. The modified 737...is alleged to be the flagship of the...

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30 October 2006

The C.I.A.'s Travel Agent

Author: Jane Mayer, New Yorker

Boeing does not mention...that [its subsidiary] Jeppesen’s clients include the C.I.A., and that among the international trips that the company plans for the agency are secret “extraordinary rendition” flights for terrorism suspects...[The] agency has...

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6 November 2002

Jeppesen lawsuit (re extraordinary rendition flights)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In May 2007, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing) under the Alien Tort Claims Act in US federal court.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of five individuals who alleged that...

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