Human Rights

Thalif Deen, IPS News
UNITED NATIONS - The timing was inadvertently impeccable as two stinging reports on harsh interrogation techniques – by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States and former military regimes in Brazil – were released on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture. Not surprisingly, U.N. spokesperson...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Crowds gather for the Right2Water anti-water charges protest outside Leinster House in Dublin, Ireland December 10, 2014. (Photo: RTÉ)
"We can't pay! We won't pay!" was the call of tens of thousands who took to the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
ACLU executive director Anthony Romero argues that an executive pardon by President Obama "may be the only way to establish, once and for all, that torture is illegal." (Photo: Justin Norman/cc/flickr)
In preparation for the much-anticipated release of the Senate's summary report...