08DUBLIN603

Classification: 
CONFIDENTIAL
Subject: 
IRISH ESTABLISH CABINET COMMITTEE TO REVIEW RENDITIONS ALLEGATIONS AND OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS CONCERNS
Created: 
4 Nov 2008
Summary: 
Cable explains that the Irish government has established a Cabinet-level committee to review Ireland's human rights policies - and has given the committee a mandate to approach the incoming U.S. administration to review concerns about renditions, Guantanamo Bay, etc. Says it is "[c]learly a sop to the Green Party" and that the establishment of this committee "will increase noise levels for a short time, but things should soon return to normal".