Anti-Torture Initiative Relays Special Rapporteur's Letter on 2014 Visit to Mexico

In 2014, Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan E. Mendez traveled to Mexico on an official visit, after which he wrote a report detailing the findings of his visit.  In his report, Special Rapporteur Mendez concludes that torture is generalized in Mex…

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Bahrain Center for Human Rights Reports on Shia Discrimination in Bahrain

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights recently put out a press statement regarding a report jointly released with Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy. This report, “Apart in Their Own…

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Dominic Ongwen—ICC to prosecute LRA leader

On Tuesday, January 6, 2015, a man claiming to be Dominic Ongwen, one of the Lord’s Resistance Army’s (LRA) top commanders, surrendered to United States military forces in Central African Republic. The following day Ugandan authorities confirmed …

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Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Condemns Continued Mistreatment of Thulani Maseko

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights strongly condemned the movement of Swaziland human rights defender Thulani Maseko to solitary confinement. The move was prompted by the publication of a prison letter marking the one year anniversary of his original d…

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PHR is Worried Over Suspected Chemical Barrel Bomb Attacks in Syria

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) put out a press release last week to emphasize its concern about reports coming out of Syria that indicate the use of chemical barrel bombs. While the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) r…

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Trials and Tribulations of an International Criminal Judge in Kosovo

On March 25, 2015, Judge Dean Pineles visited The War Crimes Research Office at American University Washington College of Law to share his experience as an International Criminal Judge for the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX)….

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