Torture doesn’t happen only in interrogation rooms. Sometimes it takes place where you might least expect it. Juan Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, explains.
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Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.
Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.
Denying petrial release to suspects, regardless of the potential threat, has become a favored strategy for politicians eager to present themselves as "tough on crime".