Email from JoAnn J. Dolan to DOD Official re: Final copy of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights brief

Email refers to a brief filed by the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States.
[Brief is not included].

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Email
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Friday, October 18, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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DOS-001582

UNCLASSIFIED

Romano, John A
From:. Dolan, JoAnn (Internet)
Sent:. Friday, October 18, 2002 1:35 PM RELEASED IN FULL
To:. 'tierneyc@dodgc.osd.mil'
Subject:. FW: Final Copy: IACHR Brief

Here is our first brief filed by US Mission to OAS on April 12, 2002. Reply brief to follow.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE

DOS-001582
REVIEW AUTHORITY: HARRY R MELONE

UNCLASSIFIED
DATE/CASE ID: 16 DEC 2004 200303827
DOS-001582.001

United States Department of State
Washington, D.C. 20520
Case No. 200303827
Segment L30

Mr. Amrit Singh

DEC 21 2004
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10004-2400

Dear Mr. Singh:

I refer to our previous correspondence regarding the release

of certain Department of State material you had requested

under the Freedom of Information Act (Title 5 USC Section

552) in your letters of October 7, 2003 and May 25, 2004.

We have retrieved 145 additional documents from the Office

of the Legal Adviser that appear responsive to your request,

and have grouped them as Segment L30. After reviewing these

documents, we have determined that eight may be released in

full, one may be released with excisions, and 119 must be

withheld in full. All released material is enclosed. A

decision on one document requires interagency coordination;
we will inform you when we receive the results of that

coordination. Sixteen documents originated with another
government agency and have been referred to that agency for

review and direct reply to you.

Material in the excised portions of 63 of the documents
withheld in full is currently and properly classified under
Executive Order 12958 in the interest of national defense or

foreign relations. As such, it is exempt from release under
subsection (b)(1) of the Freedom of Information Act.

Information in the excised portions of the document released
in part and in 116 of the documents withheld in full is
exempt from release under subsection (b)(5) of the Freedom of
Information Act because it is protected by the deliberative
process privilege, attorney client privilege, attorney work
product privilege, and/or another privilege incorporated by
subsection (b)(5).

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Material in one of the documents withheld in full is of such
a nature that its release would constitute a clearly
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, it is
exempt from release under subsection (b)(6) of the Freedom
of Information Act.

Material in one of the documents withheld in full is
information compiled for law enforcement purposes which, if
produced, could reasonably be expected to interfere with
enforcement proceedings. As such, it is exempt from release
under subsection (b)(7)(A) of the Freedom of Information
Act.

Material in one of the documents withheld in full is

information compiled for law enforcement purposes which, if
produced, could reasonably be expected to constitute an
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. As such, it is

exempt from release under subsection (b)(7)(C) of the

Freedom of Information Act.

In some cases, two or more exemptions may apply to the same

document. In the case of a document released in part, all

non-exempt material that is reasonably segregable from the

exempt material has been released.

The search of the other files has been completed, and we
will let you know as the review of the various segments has

been accomplished.

Sincerely,

I

Margaret P. Grafeld
Director
IV\Office of Information Programs
and Services

Enclosures:
As stated.

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