• A line of police officers yells at a crowd of rowdy demonstrators during further protests in reaction to the shooting of Michael Brown near Ferguson, Missouri August 18, 2014.
    US Attorney General Eric Holder should press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20, 2014, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights. Holder should also support federal reforms that could help address concerns about policing and racial discrimination raised during the Ferguson protests over the last 10 days.

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  • Dec 18, 2014
    President Barack Obama’s historic decision to overhaul US policy toward Cuba is a crucial step toward removing a major obstacle to progress on human rights on the island.
  • Dec 18, 2014
    President Barack Obama’s historic decision to overhaul US policy toward Cuba is a crucial step toward removing a major obstacle to progress on human rights on the island.
  • Dec 18, 2014
    "We tortured some folks,” President Barack Obama said in 2014. Indeed. And now, from the December 9 Senate Intelligence Committee report, we know more about how it was done.
  • Dec 17, 2014
    The publication of the long-awaited summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s torture provides a useful moment to consider the lessons learned from this sorry chapter in American history and the steps that might be taken to avoid its recurrence.
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  • Dec 13, 2014
    President Obama has utterly failed to investigate torture, let alone prosecute those responsible.
  • Dec 13, 2014
    The Obama administration should increase detainee transfers from Guantanamo Bay following passage of a defense bill on December 12, 2014, that preserves fewer transfer restrictions.
  • Dec 12, 2014
    Chairman Wolf, Chairman McGovern, members of the Commission: thank you for inviting me to testify today. This is an important hearing. I would like to share some insights from my recent trip to Iraq where the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, is one, but not the only entity, perpetrating gross and widespread violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.
  • Dec 12, 2014
    The decision by the US tobacco company Altria Group to prohibit growers in its supply chain from hiring children under 16 could protect children working on US tobacco farms, Human Rights Watch said today.