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Other Decisions Decision 1:09-cv-02178 (23/10/2015)

Authority: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Date: 10/23/2015

Subject: The decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia District, confirming the decision of the district court, excluded the possibility of extending the Bivens remedy (the suit to recover damages, recognized by the United States Supreme in the case Bivens vs Six Unknown Named Agents, lodged against federal agents for the violation of the rights provided for by the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution) to the case of American nationals, who suffered ill-treatment and/or torture abroad, by federal agents, during national or international security operations

Parties: Amir Meshal v. Chris Higgenbotham, FBI Supervising Special Agent, in his individual capacity, et al.

Original language: English

Classification: Dignity - Art. 4 Torture - Inhuman punishments - Degrading punishments - Inhuman treatments - Degrading treatments - Justice - Art. 47 Right to an effective remedy before a tribunal

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