Tag Archive: Prosecutions

The Torture Commission Trap – CounterPunch and Just Left Blog Post

Today I awoke to read that a number of human rights type groups have called on President Obama to create a commission of accountability to investigate and report publicly on torture and the cruel and inhumane treatment of detainees. There…
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International War Crimes

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Organization of American States – Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Hearing on Accountability for Violations of Human Rights in the United States – Audio

Proceedings in Spanish and English. Michael Ratner’s presentation begins at 11:52.

International War Crimes

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We Need a Special Counsel – Room for Debate: A Truth Commission for the Bush Era? – New York Times

A criminal investigation and prosecution of the torture conspirators is a necessity, not a choice. As Maj. Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal for the Pentagon, declared in June 2008: “There is no longer any doubt…
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International War Crimes

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No Time for Political Accommodation: Demand Prosecution of the Torture Team – Letter to the Editor Harper’s Magazine and Just Left Blog Post – PDF

2009 No Time for Political Accommodation: Demand Prosecution of the Torture Team This is a response to Scott Horton’s December Harper’s piece “Justice After Bush, Prosecuting an Outlaw Administration.” Horton concludes that a Commission of Inquiry or Truth Commission is the right…
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The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld – Amnesty International Magazine – with Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)

2009 The Trial of Donald Rumsfeld In response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, top officials of the Bush administration authored an era of torture, rendition and secret detention—criminal acts for which they must be held accountable. In his…
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International War Crimes

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Rumsfeld Hit With Torture Lawsuit While Visiting Paris – The Raw Story – by Jason Rhyne – PDF

2007 Rumsfeld Hit With Torture Lawsuit While Visiting Paris Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s jaunt to France was interrupted today by an unscheduled itinerary item — he was slapped with a criminal complaint charging him with torture. Rumsfeld,…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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