Jeff Bachman

Jeff Bachman is a professor of human rights and co-director of Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs at American University’s School of International Service.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 6:30am
Why Has Obama Rejected a More Humane Response to the Hunger Strike at Gitmo?
On July 15, the Miami Herald reported that a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue to participate in the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay prisoners who are on hunger strike. According to Cori Crider of Reprieve, who was informed of the Navy officer’s decision by her client, Abu Wa’el...
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Sunday, May 25, 2014 - 10:00am
Obama Did Not End Torture
On January 9, 2009, then President-elect Barack Obama announced , in what was to be a departure from Bush administration era “war-on-terror” tactics: "I was clear throughout this campaign and was clear throughout this transition that under my administration the United States does not torture.” In...
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