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September 23, 2008
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Here's the latest from the first ever prosecution under the Anti Torture Act. Enacted in 1994, the law prohibits U.S. citizens from engaging in torture anywhere in the world. From NPR this morning:...
September 22, 2008
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Anthony S. Barkow is a volunteer consultant for Human Rights First. He is Executive Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at New York University School of Law (http://www....
September 22, 2008
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Last night on 60 Minutes Senator McCain listed the treatment of prisoners as one of several policy areas where he differs from President Bush. Friday's debate on foreign policy issues will offer him...
September 19, 2008
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I guess the term "enhanced interrogation techniques" just isn't enough of a euphemism for Charles Krauthamer. No, Krauthamer, in his column today, decides to leave the unpleasantness of sleep...
September 19, 2008
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Here's David Gushee writing in the Associated Baptist Press.Opinion: Torture: Our first major 21st-century scandalBy David Gushee Friday, 19 September 2008 (ABP) -- The week of Sept. 11, 2008, I...
September 18, 2008
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Today's New York Times article about the declining influence of American jurisprudence on the rest of the world isn't about torture or official cruelty per se, but it is a good example of the...
September 17, 2008
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APA members have voted in favor of a referendum stating that members may not work at detention sites beyond the reach of U.S. and international law.Be it resolved that psychologists may not work in...
September 16, 2008
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In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today Human Rights FirstExecutive Director Elisa Massimino outlined concrete steps that the United States must take in two key areas:enforcing legal...
September 16, 2008
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September 16, 2008
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Human Rights First Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer Elisa Massimino today outlined concrete steps the United States must take in order to realize a return to the rule of law in two key...

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