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USHRN Stands with HR Experts and Bodies in Calling for Torture Report Prosecutions

Last week’s release of the CIA executive summary of the torture report comes on the heels of the Concluding Observations that the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) issued after reviewing the U.S.’ compliance with the Convention Against Torture. The review took place on November 12 and 13 in Geneva and...
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From Guantanamo to Ferguson: America's Torture Record Comes Under Scrutiny

November 12, 2014 - A US delegation to Geneva was grilled by the UN Committee Against Torture today on the country's record of inhuman and degrading treatment in contexts as wide-ranging as its detainee programs overseas, law enforcement practices at home, and its treatment of immigrants, inmates, and LGBT people...
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Feinstein report: UN expert calls for prosecution of CIA officers and other US Government officials

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Statement by United Nations Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights, Ben Emmerson, concerning the publication of the summary of the Feinstein report on...
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United States: UN experts urge President Obama to back full release of report on CIA interrogation abuses

GENEVA (26 November 2014) – A group of United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged US President Barack Obama to support the fullest possible release of the report on...
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Tyrone West, human rights, and #udhr2014

This post is a part of the #udhr2014 campaign. Check out the campaign webpage for more info! Tyrone West was pulled over for a traffic stop in Baltimore on July...
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UN Panel Slams U.S. Record on Police Brutality, Torture, Child Migrants & Guantánamo

As protests continue over the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the United States is facing pressure internationally over its failure to put a halt to police brutality. In...
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The US human rights record on repeat

Nearly identical statements of concern have come from three separate UN committees
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