Tag Archive: Convention Against Torture

Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again – TRNN Transcript

ANTON WORONCZUK, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Anton Woronczuk in Baltimore. We’re joined now by Michael Ratner. He’s the president emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York, and he’s also a board member…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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Obama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for Torture to Occur Again – TRNN Video Link

The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights.

International War Crimes

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Law and Disorder Radio – The Revictimization Relief Act and Mumia Abu-Jamal – Speech by Richard Falk on The Palestinian Future After Gaza – Hosts: Heidi Boghosian, Michael Steven Smith & Michael Ratner – Produced by Geoff Brady

Obama Could Allow “Torture Light” Interpretation of U.N. Treaty on Torture Michael Smith Returns from Argentina Book Tour, Describes How U.S Attempts to Destabilize Argentina Economy             The Revictimization Relief Act (Muzzle Mumia) Last Thursday, the…
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Civil Liberties, International War Crimes, Palestine

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American Exceptionalism at Play in Interpreting the Convention on Torture – TRNN Transcript

Back in 2009, upon taking office, President Obama issued an executive order that forbade cruel interrogations and practices of torture by U.S. officials anywhere, including the CIA. In 2005, standing up against the Bush administration, Mr. Obama (then Senator Obama)…
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Omar Khadr Returned to Canada After US and Canada Ignored International Law for Years – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: The Khadr case and others show how human rights have deteriorated in the US; Assange right to fear extradition. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT EMERITUS, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: Always good to be with you, Paul. JAY: And I guess…
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HRW: Obama Broke Law Not Prosecuting Bush & Cheney – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: Prosecution of Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld will have to be done in other countries as Obama has refused to pursue it. PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Paul Jay, coming to you…
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International War Crimes

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HRW: Obama Broke Law Not Prosecuting Bush & Cheney – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: Prosecution of Bush Cheney and Rumsfeld will have to be done in other countries as Obama has refused to pursue it.

International War Crimes

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Michael Ratner at the 2011 ALBA Annual Celebration

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International War Crimes

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Why There Should Be A Case Against George W. Bush Under Torture Law – CNN

New York (CNN) — There was widespread support among scores of human rights groups and many others for recent efforts to have Switzerland open a preliminary investigation for torture against former President George W. Bush during his planned (and now canceled)…
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