Latest Torture Stories

2011-08-13 00:00:30

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.

2011-05-18 12:46:00

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.

2011-05-09 21:40:27

Medical involvement with torture is prohibited by international law and professional associations, and yet sometimes it is the right thing for doctors to do, argue two bioethicists.

2011-04-12 08:50:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torture. The United Nations defines it as the "infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering." But how severe is severe? That judgment determines whether or not the law classifies an interrogation practice as torture.

2011-04-12 09:00:00

80% of youth ages 12-17 think there should be more education about these rules before they are old enough to vote and enlist in the military WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new American Red Cross survey reveals that only 1 in 5 American youth is familiar with the Geneva Conventions, while 4 in 5 think that the U.S.

2011-02-02 13:12:07

Even the most horrible criminals feel guilt, and according to new research from the University of Montreal, playing on that sentiment might be a good way to extract a confession.

2010-08-20 12:35:00

Virtual reality is giving scientists the ability to ask tough questions about human behaviors that were previously thought not possible or unethical.

2010-07-30 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 72 Iraqi citizens who allege they were tortured while imprisoned at detention facilities across Iraq can continue with their lawsuit against military contractor L-3 Services, Inc.

2010-07-02 10:05:00

A new research symposium investigates the interrelationships between terrorism and governmental respect for human rights, regarding both how political authorities respond to terrorist violence and how human rights abuses can predict subsequent terrorist attacks.

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