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Allegations of widespread, sustained torture and other human rights violations by the Government of Sudan and Janjaweed forces against non-Arabic-speaking civilians are corroborated in a study published in this week's PLoS Medicine.
While government officials have argued that "enhanced interrogation techniques" are necessary to protect American citizens, the effectiveness of such techniques has been debated.
Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated.
On the 62nd anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, the Global Justice Center leads a consortium of human rights groups in urging the President to lift abortion restrictions on all US humanitarian aid for victims of rape in armed conflict. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Thousands of girls and women raped and impregnated in armed conflict are routinely denied abortions imposing additional suffering on these victims.
MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS, N.Y., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prison Ministry of The Riverside Church will host a coalition of formerly incarcerated New Yorkers and Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness for a discussion exploring issues of mass incarceration on Saturday, May 21, from 12:30 p.m.