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Canada: Fight for the right to sue torturers
Supreme Court rules son of Iranian-Canadian cannot sue Tehran after his mother was allegedly tortured to death.
Last updated: 22 Oct 2014 09:04 GMT
To torture, or not to torture?
The debate with respect to torture should not be about if it is "good" or "bad", but if it is "moral" or "immoral".
Last updated: 21 Dec 2012 09:31 GMT
CIA: KUBARK's very long shadow
A recently uncovered FBI 'primer' document on interrogation techniques cites manuals from the CIA's dark past.
Last updated: 06 Aug 2012 09:27 GMT
Syria: To oppose, or not to oppose?
The opposition movement inside and outside the country must walk a fine line between independence and intervention.
Last updated: 14 Jul 2012 19:44 GMT
Syria: Only diplomacy can stop the war
Outside powers should stop military involvement and support new diplomatic initiative.
Last updated: 26 Jun 2012 22:47 GMT
We've seen the threats against Iran before
Although political brinkmanship with Iran is nothing new, escalating tensions do not bode well for the region.
Last updated: 18 Feb 2012 10:55 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
US detention policy: Exposing the dark side
During George W Bush's first term, the US tortured many 'War on Terror' prisoners, including a 15-year-old boy.
Last updated: 08 Sep 2011 14:47 GMT
The delusions of Bashar al-Assad
The rhetoric of resistance no longer conceals the repressive policies of the Syrian regime.
Last updated: 03 Apr 2011 14:35 GMT
Justice denied: What next?
Rendition victim Maher Arar talks about the US Supreme Court's refusal to hear his appeal.
Last updated: 03 Jul 2010 09:53 GMT
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Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits
UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'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.
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