The attorney general will be meeting with his European counterparts in London, Prague and Berlin, the Justice Department announced. The topics will be counterterrorism, transnational organized crime and national security issues.
In Prague Holder will attend the European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial, overseen by European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Jacques Barrot. In London he will meet with Director General of British Security Service Jonathan Evans, British Attorney General Baroness Scotland, Scotland Yard chief Sir Paul Stephenson, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith, Secretary of State for Justice Jack Straw and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office;s Sir Peter Rickets.
This should be interesting. Manfred Nowak, an Austrian who is the United Nations’ special rapporteur on torture, has said the U.S. has an obligation to investigate and possibly prosecute officials who set policies on torture. And Spanish Judge Baltazar Garzon wants to prosecute former Bush administration lawyers John Yoo, Jay Bybee, David Addington, Alberto Gonzales, Jim Haynes and Pengaton official Doug Feith in Spain for the U.S.’s treatment of Spanish Gitmo detainees.