Category: Human Rights

Joseph Margulies: U.S. Judges Admit Enhanced Interrogation Is Torture

They also acknowledged, for the first time, that the grounds for torturing Abu Zubaydah—the Saudi Arabian citizen detained in the wake of September 11, still languishing in Guantánamo—were mistaken

Rebecca Gordon: Clemency for the Lowly

Free Passes for the Mighty

Ramzy Baroud: Facing the Facts: Israel Cannot Escape ICC Jurisdiction

Israel’s judicial system is untrustworthy and the ICC has the legal right and moral duty to carry out the will of the international community and hold to account those responsible for war crimes anywhere, including Israel

Robert Fisk: Western states avoid culpability for war crimes

When is a war crime not a war crime? When it’s committed by us, of course

Phyllis Bennis: The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror

New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem

Marjorie Cohn: Tribunal Declares Trump and Duterte Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his government committed war crimes and crimes against humanity, aided and abetted by U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration, according to a recent ruling from the International Peoples’ Tribunal on the Philippines. The tribunal, which was held in Brussels, Belgium, on September 18 and 19, 2018, rendered its 84-page Read more…

Mark Weisbrot: Sanctions Will Kill Venezuelans

The humanitarian crisis will get rapidly worse if the most recent sanctions continue

Thalif Deen: Modern Day Slavery Rated World’s Largest Single Crime Industry

There are over 40 million people who are victims of slavery, including 25 million in forced labour and 15 million in forced marriages – with at least 71 percent of them comprising women and girls

Christopher Fons: The Crimes of Elliot Abrams

Elliot Abrams is a cipher for US imperialism in Latin America and the world

Jonathan Cook: In Hebron, Israel removes the last restraint on its settlers’ reign of terror

You might imagine that a report by a multinational observer force documenting a 20-year reign of terror by Israeli soldiers and Jewish settlers against Palestinians would provoke condemnation from European and US politicians

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