We track four people on their journey.
Why Iraqi refugees abandon Europe and return home
Although heavily implied, one thing Obama didn't directly mention in his State of the Union speech was drones.
13 Feb 2013 13:03 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Iraq, Israel, Libya
Israel's latest assault on Gaza has no legal basis as an occupying power and constitutes a set of war crimes.
21 Nov 2012 14:06 GMT
If the government prevails, observers at any of the 9/11 hearings would see, but not hear those on trial, writes Hajjar.
28 Aug 2012 10:50 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, United States
A recently uncovered FBI 'primer' document on interrogation techniques cites manuals from the CIA's dark past.
Lisa Hajjar | 06 Aug 2012 09:27 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Chile
The legacy of torture and cruel treatment in detention operations has not been expunged under US president Obama.
Lisa Hajjar | 12 Sep 2011 12:26 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights, United States, United Kingdom, Rendition
From Guantanamo to Bagram prison in Afghanistan, Obama has broken his promise to end torture and illegal detention.
Lisa Hajjar | 10 Sep 2011 15:04 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse, Human Rights
For a majority of Guantanamo detainees, US judges have found flimsy evidence linking the suspects to 'terror' groups.
Lisa Hajjar | 09 Sep 2011 16:55 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse, Human Rights
During George W Bush's first term, the US tortured many 'War on Terror' prisoners, including a 15-year-old boy.
Lisa Hajjar | 08 Sep 2011 14:47 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse, Human Rights
The Bush administration made a series of decisions authorising torture and secret prisons just days after 9/11.
Lisa Hajjar | 07 Sep 2011 10:34 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse
US detention centre can remain open as long as the "war on terror" continues, with no end in sight.
Lisa Hajjar | 29 Mar 2011 13:42 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Albania, Bermuda
Treatment of the US soldier shows there is a fine line between torture of enemy combatants and American citizens.
Lisa Hajjar | 15 Mar 2011 17:12 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Iraq, United States
We travel to Chile to meet a group of young scientists determined to develop smart plant-based food to save the planet.
Science & Technology, Chile, Food
We follow the journey of a plastic bottle to find out what it takes to truly recycle the product creating zero waste.
Science & Technology, US & Canada, Environment
A couple working to protect LA communities from gang violence is caught in the crossfire of the US war on gangs.
Politics, Gang violence, US
South Koreans drink twice as much liquor as Russians, but is this national obsession with alcohol reversible?
Health, Asia, South Korea