Monthly Archives: December 2012

2012: A Year of Human Rights Challenges

As Human Rights violations continue around the world, will 2013 be a better year? International Human Rights day is celebrated on December 10, but from a human rights perspective, 2012 has been more of a year to learn from than one to celebrate. Human Rights Day was chosen to honour the UN General Assembly’s adoption […]

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Guantanamo: A legacy of shame

Despite Obama’s promises to close it, the prison remains open with no end in sight. “They used dogs on us, they beat me, sometimes they hung me from the ceiling and didn’t allow me to sleep for six days,” Al Jazeera journalist Sami al-Haj, who spent six years in Guantanamo Bay prison, told Al Jazeera. […]

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