EU must address use of prolonged solitary confinement in the United States

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Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission (HRVP)


James Morrison, Head of Cabinet, HRVP Christophe Parisot, Cabinet, HRVP Suvi Seppäläinen, Cabinet, HRVP Fernando Andresen Guimarães, Head of Division, US & Canada, EEAS Ana Isabel Sanchez Ruiz, International Relations Officer, USA & Canada, EEAS Nicole Reckinger, Human Rights Division, EEAS Friederike Tschampa, Human Rights Division, EEAS Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative on Human Rights Bert Theuermann, Chair, COHOM João Vale de Almeida, Head of Delegation, EU Delegation to the United States

17/07/2014 – The United States (US) government’s callous and dehumanising practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country’s only federal super-maximum security (supermax) prison amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is in violation of international law.