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Shocked conscience: the case of Lynne Stewart
The case of Lynne Stewart continues to cast a dark shadow over civil liberties in the US, writes author.
Last updated: 28 Mar 2013 12:52 GMT
The unjust fate of an American 'terrorist'
Muhammad Salah's "internal banishment" sentence is even more severe than those imposed in South Africa, writes Silver.
Last updated: 22 Sep 2012 14:56 GMT
'Big Boy' Christie fires up Republicans
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie works his 'tough-guy magic' during keynote speech at national convention in Florida.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2012 07:54 GMT
The foot soldiers in Syria's war
In the Turkish city of Antakya, a community of Syrian exiles personify an uprising that is languishing into uncertainty.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2012 08:12 GMT
Obama inherits and embraces a 'legal mess'
From Guantanamo to Bagram prison in Afghanistan, Obama has broken his promise to end torture and illegal detention.
Last updated: 10 Sep 2011 15:04 GMT
Symptoms of the Bush-Obama presidency
A close look at the advisers whom Obama has chosen to save and sack reveal his true political personality.
Last updated: 25 Aug 2011 10:05 GMT
Rights group seeks Bush 'torture' inquiry
Human Rights Watch issues report demanding investigation into Bush era policies "authorising torture and war crimes".
Last updated: 12 Jul 2011 23:25 GMT
Criminalising Palestinian solidarity
Campaigning against Israeli apartheid has resulted in 23 Palestinian solidarity activists facing US federal grand jury.
Last updated: 27 Jun 2011 12:31 GMT
Rendition victim moves to sue US
Canadian man tortured in Syria appeals ruling that prevented him from suing officials.
Last updated: 02 Feb 2010 13:17 GMT
US court rejects 9/11 abuse lawsuit
Man held after attacks cannot sue FBI chief and forrmer attorney general, court says.
Last updated: 18 May 2009 18:57 GMT
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
Canada's sexual harassment at work problem
Nearly half of Canadians have suffered inappropriate advances on the job - and the political arena is no exception.
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