A spirited debate on the Obama administration’s record so far in the War on Terror and the role of human rights groups in curbing the worst abuses. Moderated by Charlie Savage of the New York Times.
After the 9-11 attacks against the United States, the CIA conspired with dozens of governments to build a secret extraordinary rendition and detention program that spanned the globe.
The most comprehensive account yet assembled of the human rights abuses associated with CIA secret detention and extraordinary rendition operations.
More than 50 countries have been implicated in kidnapping, detention, and torture as part of the CIA’s secret detention and extraordinary rendition programs, according to the Open Society Justice Initiative.
Civil society groups in East Africa have joined the Open Society Justice Initiative in calling on the governments of Kenya and Uganda to end a pattern of human rights abuses associated with their counterterrorism efforts.
In 2010, more than 70 people were killed in two bomb attacks in Kampala, Uganda. The subsequent counterrorism response has included unlawful renditions, arbitrary detention and the physical abuse of suspects.
The complaint calls for a proper investigation into Romania's responsibility for the CIA's abuse of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri at a secret prison on its territory and other violations of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Khaled El-Masri, in his complaint over Macedonia's involvement in his extraordinary rendition and torture by the CIA.
The evolution of the case load of the East African Court of Justice also reminds us that those who seek to promote human rights through the legal process must sometimes look beyond traditional forums in order to seek justice.
Did the Australian government participate in the overseas detention and torture of one of its citizens? A new independent inquiry has answers.