Accountability for Torture and Abuse

The U.S. government is required by international law to respect and ensure human rights, to thoroughly investigate every violation of those rights, and to bring perpetrators to justice, no matter their level of office or former level of office. Amnesty International believes that the Obama administration and Congress must make accountability for the U.S. government's conduct in the so-called "War on Terror" a high priority. Prioritizing this issue must be part of a new relationship on the part of the U.S. government to its international obligations, and part of a new commitment that human rights will never again be sacrificed in the name of national security.

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As an ally of the United States, Saudi Arabia has been spared the blunt criticisms U.S. officials make of other governments that commit serious human rights violations.
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In response to the disclosure by McClatchy Media of information about the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on CIA detention and interrogation, Zeke Johnson, Director of Amnesty International USA...
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As the 2014 Sochi Olympics approach, the space for human rights in the Russian Federation is rapidly shrinking.

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