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Man wanted by US on terrorism charges brought before Dublin High Court

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has been granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings.

THE HIGH COURT today granted permission to the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) to appear as a friend to the court in the extradition proceedings against Ali Charaf Damache.

The High Court in Dublin began hearing the extradition of the man who is wanted by the US on terrorism charges.

Ali Charaf Damache objects to his extradition on human rights grounds.

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The IHREC will assist the High Court on issues that include the application of the concept of inhuman and degrading treatment” under the Constitution and under international law, as well as whether “a flagrant denial of justice” as required by the European Court of Human Rights to necessitate a prohibition on extradition, exists under the Constitution.

The IHREC was also granted permission to appear as a friend to the court in judicial proceedings against the accused by the Director of Public Prosecutions, which concerns whether its office has a legal obligation to give reasons for a decision not to direct a prosecution, and if so, in what circumstances such an obligation would arise.

These proceedings will be heard together with the extradition proceedings brought against the Ali Charaf Damache by the Attorney General.

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