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Convention Against Torture

UN: Let's Eradicate 'Heinous' Practice Of Human Torture

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.26.2014 | Impact

Though it has been 30 years since an international treaty deemed torture illegal, the grisly practice is still widely implemented and the United Natio...

The Convention Against Torture 25 Years Later

Curt Goering | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Curt Goering

It is with great sadness that I reflect on what is a significant anniversary for all involved in the struggle to advance human rights: this year's 25th anniversary of the United States signing of the UN Convention Against Torture.

Trial by Newspaper

Bianca Jagger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bianca Jagger

A mighty mountain of innuendos has been made to cast Julian Assange as some kind of rapist. As a women's rights advocate, I condemn and abhor rape, but Assange is innocent until proven guilty.

The OPR Report Is Only the Beginning

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The final OPR report is only the beginning. We still don't know who asked Yoo and Bybee to write these memos, what specific instructions they were given or if they were they pressured to reach a particular conclusion.

Spain Investigates What America Should

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marjorie Cohn

It is the responsibility of the United States to investigate allegations of torture. The use of torture should be purged from our system, much like we eradicated slavery.

Powell's Tortured Endorsement

Charles J. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles J. Brown

Powell endorsed Obama and I was moved by his statement, particularly his challenge to Republicans about their demonization of Islam. Despite this, I don't welcome his endorsement.