Family members wash away blood at the scene of a shooting in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, where seven people were shot dead in May.
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The study highlights the flimsy boundaries between different forms of violence: torture and extrajudicial punishment, lawful arrest, and an unlawful kidnapping.
The UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture has investigated the ongoing persecution of Assange and his conclusions are damning.
Community health workers assist patients as they gather their medications and supplements to discuss them during remote visits with pharmacists.
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Studying medication use in a traumatized population of immigrants required pharmacists to listen to and learn from trusted community health workers.
Rapes, torture and killings have all been reported from Bucha, Ukraine, where soldiers and investigators look at charred bodies lying on the ground.
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An expert on rape during war examines the emerging evidence from Ukraine that Russian soldiers raped Ukrainian women and explains the role rape plays in conflicts.
A group of Scottish witches meet the Devil in a churchyard in a pen and ink drawing from the 17th century.
It’s facile to claim that only the state, or even only elites, were responsible for executing witches – there is a potential witch-hunter in all of us.
Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah speaks after submitting his candidacy papers for the presidential election last November. The poll was postponed.
The biggest challenge is that the government does not have a monopoly over the legitimate use of force.
Participant in Milgram’s obedience to authority experiments.
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I looked at the infamous Milgram experiment and seem to have made a shocking new discovery.
There is no mechanism under international or Chinese law for the Uyghur claims to be heard without consent of the accused Chinese state.
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Governments declined to take part in the Uyghur Tribunal’s investigation. But the body of scholarly evidence for its claims, and its ruling, is thorough and extensive.
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The Australian government signed up an additional three years to implement the UN Protocol to the Convention against Torture. There has been limited progress, particularly for First Nations people.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and co-defendants return to court in November.
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A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
At the Amna Suraka museum in Iraq, exhibits show the torture that was carried out in the cells.
Interviews with former torturers in Saddam Hussein’s regime in Iraq reveal what it takes to be a torturer – which could help explain how to reduce the number of people who get tortured around the world.
George Orwell’s writings have left a lasting imprint on American thought and culture.
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George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” was an instant success when it was first published. His writings on totalitarianism and socialism continue to be relevant today.
Prisoners are forced to play music as they lead a fellow prisoner to his execution at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria.
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Music is supposed to transcend the mundane and horrific. Yet it has also served as an accompaniment to torture and punishment.
The Office of Military Commissions building in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was where much legal activity about the detainees’ cases was handled.
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The release of a new movie calls public attention to the US government’s treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, and what the detainees’ future might be.
The New Zealand military has been found in breach of its basic democratic duties.Only a law change will restore trust.
War crime allegations cast a shadow over Afghanistan’s future.
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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.
A reception centre near Namur, Wallonia, one of the largest in the Belgian reception network. May 24, 2018.
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.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s regime has yet to show it differs from that of Robert Mugabe.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the southern African region and on the continent.