May 26, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Monday that traffickers in Yemen are holding African migrants in detention camps and using torture as a method of extorting money from their families with the cooperation of local officials. The report, entitled "'Yemen's Torture Camps': Abuse of Migrants by ...[read more]
May 7, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Chinese authorites on Tuesday detained prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang on a charge of "causing a disturbance" after he attended a weekend meeting that urged an investigation into the 1989 crackdown of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Pu Zhigiang is a leading free-speech lawyer ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea Marzuki Darusman and a group of independent human rights experts on Thursday announced their support for an international inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to bring awareness to the country's ...[read more]
April 20, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday began the trial of eight Bosnian Muslims charged with abuse and torture of Serbian prisoners during the Bosnian Civil War. The prosecution claims that Serbian civilians were unlawfully detained and subjected to inhumane treatment while being held in ...[read more]
December 18, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On December 18, 1944, the US Supreme Court decided Korematsu v. United States, upholding the wartime relocation of Japanese Americans to internment camps. Read Executive Order 9066, issued by President Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, under which the internments were authorized. View photos from ...[read more]
August 24, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The US military will now be notifying the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) of the identities of suspected terrorist militants held in special operations camps in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a New York Times report. In a reversal of past Pentagon policy, the ICRC will now ...[read more]
July 6, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The US-led Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF) announced Monday that it had begun construction of a training facility for Iraqi corrections officers (ICO) in anticipation of transferring control of MNF detention facilities to Iraqi forces. Military police commander Lt. Col. Bradley Graul said that the ...[read more]
June 23, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
A group of five Kenyans involved in the country's Mau Mau uprising during the 1950s sued the British government on Tuesday, alleging that they were abused in British prison camps. The five filed a claim in the High Court in London seeking a public apology and compensation for alleged beatings, s... ...[read more]
February 12, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A report issued Wednesday by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) commended China's developmental progress, while urging the nation to share best practices in poverty reduction and to improve the national standard of living. The report follows China's evaluation under the Universal Periodic R... ...[read more]
June 22, 2008
by Bernard Hibbitts
Israeli soldiers regularly beat and abuse Palestinian detainees even after they have been arrested and no longer pose a threat, the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) alleged in a report published Sunday. The group based its finding on testimony it obtained from some 90 detainees ...[read more]

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