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Jenny Martinez and Kathryn Sikkink offer conflicting histories of the ascendency of international courts.

A prison in Liberia

The US policy of criminalizing undocumented immigrants has led innocent deportees to be jailed and maligned in their home countries.

Despite Obama's claims that closing Guantanamo would take priority on his agenda as president, infamous Bush-era policies have quietly expanded under his administration. 

The WikiLeaks editor is not only fighting extradition in the sexual assault case. He’s also worried about potential conspiracy charges by a grand jury in Virginia.

Family members of Egyptians killed during the revolution are protesting as a crucial trial keeps gettting postponed by a judge with ties to Mubarak.

Ratko Mladic may face justice—but what about the Serbs who voted for the politics of nationalism, hatred and war?

The path is now open for Serbia’s entry into the Union. But Serbian society has just begun the hard work of coming to terms with the country’s role in perpetrating war crimes.

The Army's on-the-ground investigative team in Iraq has failed to hold torturers and abusers accountable for their crimes.

This memo, dated August 17, 2004, notes that "On 28 Jul 04, the Detainee Abuse Task Force, was formed by USACIDC to investigate all allegations of Iraqi Detainee abuse involving Coalition Forces."

In this letter, the Army's associate deputy general counsel writes that the CID "never created an official 'Detainee Abuse Task Force.'"

Blogs

The region’s transition out of dictatorship hinged on two words the United States would be wise to heed: “Never again.”

December 12, 2014

The Obama administration’s legal justification for expanding military action in Iraq and Syria is hypocritical and based on tenuous logic.

September 11, 2014

And the only government official who went to jail for it was the whistleblower who exposed it.

August 12, 2014

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