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It is ironic that David B. Rivkin Jr. and Lee A. Casey ["A Truth Commission?," op-ed, Feb. 17], who spent the entire Bush administration defending as legal its every initiative in the "war on terror," now oppose a truth commission partly on the grounds that it might facilitate international prose...
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe on Friday accused United Nations torture expert Manfred Nowak, who was expelled from the country, of trying to provoke a diplomatic incident by ignoring a request to delay his trip.
"We don't torture," President Obama stated just days after taking office. But torture is being carried out right in his back yard. While suspected terrorists in U.S. custody may be protected from torture today, children with disabilities at a government-funded facility in Massachusetts are not.
Anne Applebaum [" Iran, a U.N. paragon ?," op-ed, May 4] was right to bemoan the U.N. Human Rights Council 's poor performance on many fronts, including its disproportionate focus on Israel, and to declaim the hypocrisy of Iran's gaining a seat on the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. But she...
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's foreign minister on Friday sharply criticized as "a provocation of the highest order" an attempt by the U.N. torture investigator to visit Zimbabwe and investigate alleged attacks by thugs linked to the ruling party on its opponents.
UNITED NATIONS -- The Obama administration has declined requests from U.N. human rights investigators for information on secret prisons and for private interviews with inmates at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, U.N. officials said, dampening their hopes of greater U.S....
BERLIN, April 21 -- European prosecutors are likely to investigate CIA and Bush administration officials on suspicion of violating an international ban on torture if they are not held legally accountable at home, according to U.N. officials and human rights lawyers.
AMMAN, Jordan -- Over the past seven years, an imposing building on the outskirts of this city has served as a secret holding cell for the CIA.
After years of refusing public comment on a particularly harsh CIA interrogation method, top Bush administration officials have suddenly begun pressing a controversial argument that it was legal for the CIA to strap prisoners to a board and pour water over their face to make them believe they wer...
LONDON -- More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their freedom because U.S. officials are finding it increasingly difficult to line up places to send them, according to Bush administration...