Tag: Human Rights

Human rights diversity goes beyond North-South relations

For the Human Rights movement to be sufficiently internationalised, it needs to scale the bridge of diversity and provide equitable outcomes for all people. The Director of the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, Emily Martinez, argues that it goes deeper than just traditional North-South relations.

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Pain and Blame – The CIA Torture Report

After 9/11 the U.S. government captured terrorists, ‘enemy combatants’ in Afghanistan and, occasionally, some innocent bystanders during its retaliatory War on Terror. Those captives were taken to ‘black sites’, places free from those pesky legal protections and domestic civil rights legislation, and some were subjected to torture during ‘enhanced interrogations’. Now, after years of delays, a U.S. Senate report is out detailing what actually happened in those torture sessions and the recriminations have begun. Simon Letich writes;