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UN Expert Calls For Prosecution Over U.S. Torture

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized or carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W...

Syria, Human Rights and the United Nations

Ted Piccone | Posted 11.09.2012 | World
Ted Piccone

While Lakhdar Brahimi's mission on behalf of the U.N. Security Council and the Arab League to facilitate peace is admirable, he inherits a mandate that utterly failed, and conditions for peace have only gotten worse.

Getting Real on Human Rights at the U.N.

Ted Piccone | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Ted Piccone

In the past several days, sound and fury again erupted in Geneva, with allegations of hypocrisy leveled against the United Nations Human Rights Council.

On Human Rights, Send in the Experts

Ted Piccone | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ted Piccone

Too many governments ignore or deny UN experts' allegations or block efforts to gain access to the country or to victims. The lack of state cooperation, however, is not the only challenge the independent experts face.