There are many hurdles to a successful prosecution of individuals accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity. But trying to seek justice is not a futile exercise.
There are psychological techniques that are effective when it comes to getting people to yield information.
Only rarely are refugees’ and migrants’ words taken into account about the reception system in Europe. And what they tell us is frightening.
Forty years ago this shocking event paved the way for a 24-year rule of fear that saw Iraqi citizens repressed, tortured and murdered.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.
If left unchecked, invasions of privacy enabled by technology could put every human right at risk, and on a scale that would be truly terrifying.
On Dec. 10, 1903, the US military leased 45 square miles of Cuban territory to build a naval base. How did Guantanamo Bay become an infamous prison for alleged terrorists?
Torture is such a profound tear in the fabric that makes us human that it can distort even the most fundamental elements of social existence.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
Prisoners of war experience trauma, torture, humiliation and profound loneliness. A trauma psychologist explains how the effects can be lasting – and that Americans' gratitude should also be.
Australian government reports used to determine asylum claims often differ from human rights groups on the current political climate in countries like Sri Lanka.
As a liberal democracy, Australia needs its own report on US torture in Iraq and has a legal and moral obligation to prevent torture.
Twin reports from a UK Parliament committee go further than ever in condemning Britain's complicity in the worst of the War on Terror.
Gina Haspel is in hot water over the CIA's use of 'enhanced interrogation techniques'. And in decades past, the US imprisoned people for using the same methods.
A grassroots movement is fighting for transparency and accountability on North Carolina's involvement in torture.
Despite the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to measure governments' performance. A new data tool gives countries a scorecard on how well, or badly, they are doing.
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a call to reconsider whether interrogation techniques used in the 1970s against men interned in Northern Ireland amounted to torture.
A new head could help repair the president's relationship with the spy agency, but only if leaders stop playing politics with intelligence.
There is something disconcerting about the Western move to denounce the human rights records of post-colonial states.
James Bond and Jason Bourne have little to tell us about modern spycraft.