The modern history of the USA indeed includes examples of remarkable advocacy and progress for human rights. One area, however, where there has been zero human rights progress during the three years since the USA’s pledge is with respect to the sy...
This report describes the recent dismissal in federal court of a lawsuit brought by Jose Padilla, a US citizen who was held as an "enemy combatant" before being brought to trial in 2007.
While Guantánamo may have dropped from the news headlines, the human rights concerns associated with it -- detentions and torture among them -- remain.
In this letter to President Barack Obama, Amnesty International and other human rights NGOs express serious concerns about alleged illegal CIA conduct in Somalia.