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Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Edward Snowden

The United States is no Soviet Union—and yet it has set up machinery that satisfies certain tendencies that are in the genetic code of totalitarianism.

Guantanamo Protest

Aamer, the last British resident still imprisoned at Guantánamo, has faced ongoing retaliation for speaking out against his detention. Now The Nation has evidence that he may be sent to Saudi Arabia.

Uhuru Kenyatta

The ICC’s decision to prosecute Uhuru Kenyatta for crimes against humanity—and the Court’s imperial demeanor—invigorated his Kikuyu base.

Barack Obama

Even if we like President Obama, do we want him to be a one-man death panel?

In refusing to block the extradition of terror suspects to the US, the European Court for Human Rights has condoned a brutal regimen of long-term solitary confinement.

For Julian Assange, Justice Foreclosed

The imperatives of the national security state override the possibility that Assange could face a fair investigation in his sex crimes charges.

Barack Obama

Liberals raised a ruckus over Bush’s abuses. Let’s hold this president to the same standard.

A supporter of Kenyan Finance minister Uhuru Kenyatta

Has the ICC struck a blow against impunity or heightened tensions—or both?

Blogs

The European Union’s new plan for restricting conflict materials in global trade starts with good intentions, but basically ends there.

March 21, 2014

A new study shows that neither country is meeting international standards.

December 3, 2013

Implore the NRA to stop its campaign of lies about the ATT, stop interfering in US foreign policy and stop helping human rights abusers overseas get weapons.

January 10, 2013

A Tanzanian man was detained and tortured by US officials in Afghanistan on suspicion of terror. But he was completely innocent. 

July 6, 2012

Arizona senator provides definitive refutation against Mukasey, Cheney, Rep. King.

May 12, 2011

Julian Assange of WikiLeaks is out on bail—apparently headed for the 10-bedroom home of British former army officer Vaughan Smith, described by the Guardian as a rightwing libertarian.

December 16, 2010

Julian Assange turned himself in Tuesday—he's been arrested and is being held without bail in London ahead of a hearing on extradition to Sweden. If women's security is suddenly Interpol's priority—that's big news!

December 7, 2010