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About Alvaro Gil-Robles

Alvaro Gil-Robles is commissioner for human rights of the Council of Europe.

Articles by Alvaro Gil-Robles

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

America's secret prisons: Alvaro Gil-Robles interviewed

The CIA is accused of operating “black sites” – secret prisons in Europe, using European airports for clandestine flights connected to the transfer of unacknowledged prisoners. Alvaro Gil-Robles, human-rights commissioner for the Council of Europe, tells openDemocracy’s Isabel Hilton that this must stop – and that democrats cannot fight terrorism by abandoning their principles and values.

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