Tag Archive: Convention Against Torture

Why There Should be a Case Against George W. Bush Under Torture Law – 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) visit to Geneva….
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If Obama Won’t Prosecute, Spain will – TRNN Transcript

Michael Ratner: Obama has a duty to prosecute while a Spanish judge moves ahead on his own. MICHAEL RATNER, PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS: It’s good to be with you, Paul. JAY: So bring us up to date. Where do…
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If Obama Won’t Prosecute, Spain Will – TRNN Video Link

Michael Ratner: Obama has a duty to prosecute while a Spanish judge moves ahead on his own.

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Laws Broken With Impunity Today, Can and Will be Broken Tomorrow: Investigate and Prosecute the Torture Team – Just Left Blog Post

In his first nationally televised interview, President-elect Barack Obama made this promise: “I have said repeatedly that America doesn’t torture. And I’m gonna make sure that we don’t torture. Those are part and parcel of an effort to regain America’s…
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Groups Tie Rumsfeld to Torture in Complaint – New York Times – by Doreen Carvajal

Several human rights organizations based in the United States and Europe have filed a complaint in a Paris court accusing former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld of responsibility for torture. The group, which includes the International Federation for Human Rights, the French…
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Extraordinary Rendition Scandal Reaches New Heights: Rice on the Offensive in Europe Over Bush Administration’s Use of “Torture Flights” – Democracy Now Transcript

The scandal over the Bush administration’s use of so-called “extraordinary renditions’ is reaching new heights. Rendition–what many call kidnapping–is the highly controversial practice of transporting detainees seized overseas by U.S. agents to countries known for using torture. On Sunday, the…
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Extraordinary Rendition Scandal Reaches New Heights: Rice on the Offensive in Europe Over Bush Administration’s Use of “Torture Flights” – Democracy Now Video

The scandal over the Bush administration’s use of so-called “extraordinary renditions’ is reaching new heights. Rendition–what many call kidnapping–is the highly controversial practice of transporting detainees seized overseas by U.S. agents to countries known for using torture. On Sunday, the…
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The Guantanamo Prisoners – Chapter in America’s Disappeared: Secret Imprisonment, Detainees, and the “War on Terror” (Draft) – edited by Rachel Meeropol – PDF

2004 The Guantanamo Prisoners It has been called an “American Gulag,” “A Lawless Human Warehouse,” “A Legal Black Hole,” “A Glimpse Into Our Future,” ” A Cold Storage Facility,” and the “First Off Shore Concentration Camp of the Empire.” The…
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Civil Remedies for Gross Human Rights Violations – Book Chapter in Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action – PDF

2001 Civil Remedies for Gross Human Rights Violations Introduction Over the last few years many in the human rights community have focused on criminal remedies for pursuing individual human rights abusers. United Nations sponsored criminal courts are trying those who…
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