January 17, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Afghanistan National Security Forces reported the arrest of five men on Saturday believed to have helped support the massacre that took place in December at the Army Public School in Peshawar, Pakistan. The attack further strained Afghanistan and Pakistan's already tense relationship, but Afghan ...[read more]
January 17, 2015
by Sarah Steers
Shortly before the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence declassified the torture report, the UN Committee Against Torture released their own report condemning the US for failure to comply with the international Convention Against Torture treaty. Following the December 9, 2014 release of the ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
In his address to the Indian Council of World Affairs Monday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on India to be a world leader in peace, human rights and sustainable development. He urged India to "renew its leadership in nuclear disarmament" and to facilitate cooperation in South Asia as the ...[read more]
December 10, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson on Tuesday called for the prosecution of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other government officials for the interrogation and torture of detainees. The statement follows the release of a US Senate committee ...[read more]
November 24, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
UK Home Secretary Theresa May on Monday outlined the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill to combat ongoing national security threats. The bill will expand the power of authorities to suspend outgoing and incoming international travel of persons that are reasonably believed to be traveling to ...[read more]
August 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) endorsed a new law to better combat evolving terrorist threats, state media reported Wednesday. The law, a revision of the country's nearly 10-year-old counter-terrorism law, would introduce new security measures to counter such crimes as attacks on ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
British police counter-terrorism forces announced on Tuesday the arrest of Moazzam Begg in his hometown of Birmingham, England, along with three other individuals on suspicion of terrorism offenses related to the war in Syria. Begg was a detainee at Guantanamo Bay, and he was one of the last ...[read more]
February 6, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Human Rights Watch claimed Wednesday that the execution-style killing of four Iraqi Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) counter-terrorism forces members is the latest indication of a systematic murder campaign amounting to crimes against humanity. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), a ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Two UN rights experts issued separate reports to the UN General Assembly Thursday calling upon states to increase transparency in the use of drones and to investigate allegations of civilian deaths in drone strikes. According to the UN press release, the report by UN Special Rapporteur on counter- ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism on Monday urged Chilean authorities to refrain from applying anti-terrorism legislation that directly impacts the Mapuche indigenous peoples. Special Rapporteur Ben Emmerson made his first official visit to Chile, finding that "the ...[read more]

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