In recent years, migrants - including individuals who were possibly refugees - have reportedly been shot dead by security forces, or left to die in the desert in their attempts to cross borders in North Africa.
Seeking to forestall a judgment running to the tens of billions of dollars in its so-called "Rainforest Chernobyl" litigation, Chevron on Wednesday filed a notice of arbitration against the Government of Ecuador.
Despite the efforts of eight peace and anti-torture activists charged with trespass a year ago, at the 2008 Republican National Convention, a court could not bring itself to admit evidence of the Constitution.
The most common modern pirates are multinational corporations operating beyond the rule of law. The U.S. can and should take firm measures against this kind of piracy, just as we have against the Somali pirates.
It would be betrayal of the sacrifices of Americans like my grandfather to selectively prosecute the low-level offenders at Abu Ghraib and ignore the policy makers who set the violations of the Geneva Convention in motion.
Claims to ostensible moral and civil superiority and the now decades long U.S. and Israeli capacity to remain beyond the reach of international law has left the human rights community's looking for legal alternatives.