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A year after joining the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Obama administration is making an impact. But if Democrats lose control of Congress in November, a new round of isolationism could soon threaten.

Whether former Liberian president Charles Taylor gave Naomi Campbell diamonds or not means little for his war crimes trial. In fact, the supermodel's testimony distracted from a witness whose story complicates the prosecution's case.

“We never walked into Iran,” the three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since July 2009 say during a televised interview last month.

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón has revolutionized international law--and now faces a suspension that could end his career.

The Obama administration's decision to authorize the assassination of a US citizen has been met with silence from most Democrats.

A clash between a feminist activist and a former Guantánamo detainee divides the left.

Spain is leading the charge to criminally investigate US government officials over torture.

Listen to an audiocast of remarks by "humanity's avenger," Luis Moreno-Ocampo, first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

From the archive: A book by a former ICTY official offers a vivid insider's account of realpolitik at the Milosevic trial.

The time is right for a Great Debate on America's purpose and place in the world. But neither Republicans nor Democrats seem up to the task.

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