January 25, 2013
by Keith Herting
A collection of human rights groups and free-press advocates issued a joint statement Tuesday calling for the release of a journalist and three others who have been detained in Somalia following one woman's claim of rape by government security forces. Amnesty International (AI), Human Rights Watch ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 11, 2009, the UK Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, announced that the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) had begun an investigation into allegations of torture against its officers. The investigation came after the release of a report by the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human ...[read more]
July 14, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Front Line Defenders (FLD), Amnesty International (AI) and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) on Thursday released a joint statement urging the Russian government to investigate the murder of rights activist Natalia Estemirova. ...[read more]
February 19, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 19, 2010, the Council of Europe (COE) agreed to a joint declaration to undertake reforms of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) by the end of 2011 in order to address the increasing number of complaints. The ECHR had a backlog of approximately 120,000 cases, of which an estimated ...[read more]
March 26, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The UK Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights recommended Thursday that the government review anti-terror laws and policies passed since the 9/11 attacks to make sure they are necessary and do not violate human rights. The committee found that, despite claiming to support human rights, man... ...[read more]
August 4, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights released a report Tuesday calling for an independent inquiry into allegations regarding government complicity in the torture of UK terrorism suspects in Pakistan and elsewhere. Maintaining that complicity in torture is a violation of international ...[read more]
July 28, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The armed forces of the United Kingdom may have used officially-banned tactics to interrogate detainees in Iraq, according to a report released Sunday by Parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights. In previous testimony before the committee, top defense officials had denied the use of... ...[read more]
December 14, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
The UK parliament's Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) Friday issued a report opposing a proposal by the government to extend the time limit on detaining terror suspects from 28 to 42 days. The JCHR concluded that the government had not made an adequate case for the increase and that:i) it c... ...[read more]
December 14, 2007
by Michael Sung
Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights: 42 days, Joint Committee on Human Rights, December 14, 2007. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
July 30, 2007
by Michael Sung
Counter-Terrorism Policy and Human Rights: 28 days, intercept and post-charge questioning, UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human Rights, July 30, 2007. Read the full text of the report. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]

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