April 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 24, 2009, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Manfred Nowak called for the prosecution of US Department of Justice (DOJ) lawyers who drafted four memos which outlined the legal rationale for controversial interrogation techniques used against terrorism suspects by the Central Intelligence ...[read more]
October 23, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
UN Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak called Saturday for the Obama administration to launch an inquiry into the role of the US in human rights violations allegedly committed in Iraq. Nowak's comments follow the release of government information on WikiLeaks that included thousands of ...[read more]
March 9, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to hold civilian trials for accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Scheinin called the military commissions system fatally flawed and said that refo... ...[read more]
October 29, 2009
by Steve Dotterer
Zimbabwe deported UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak Thursday, citing concerns over a meeting of Southern African Development Community (SADC) leaders in the capital city of Harare. Nowak was detained Wednesday evening and placed on a flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, the following ...[read more]
August 14, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Three UN human rights experts on Thursday called on Iran's Revolutionary Court to reject confessions obtained through torture of protesters of the country's disputed presidential election. A joint statement from Special Rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak, Vice-Chairperson of the Working Gr... ...[read more]
July 23, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US government has turned down requests from two separate UN investigators to visit the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, the Washington Post reported Thursday. UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak and UN special rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin had ...[read more]
April 25, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said Friday that the US must prosecute Justice Department (DOJ) lawyers who drafted four recently released top secret memos, which outlined controversial CIA interrogation techniques and their legal rationale. During a news conference in Geneva, ...[read more]
April 19, 2009
by Lucas Tanglen
US President Barack Obama is in violation of international law for declining to prosecute Bush-era CIA agents who allegedly used torture, UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak said in an interview published Friday in Austrian newspaper Der Standard. Nowak said the US is bound by the UN ...[read more]
March 2, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
UN special rapporteur on torture Manfred Nowak has told the British government that the United Kingdom may have acquiesced in the mistreatment of terror suspect detainees and thereby violated the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The ...[read more]
January 21, 2009
by Ximena Marinero
US President Barack Obama has an obligation to bring charges against former President George W. Bush and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for ordering illegal interrogation methods at Guantanamo Bay, according to a statement made by UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, ...[read more]

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