Category Archives: Penal Institutions

The Sin of Torture & Guantánamo Bay

By Jason D. Wright, Esq., a US Army veteran and human rights advocate. Disclaimer: The following article reflects the opinions of Jason Wright and not Amnesty International. The opening principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights have stood strong … Continue reading

Posted in Detention, Disappearances, Penal Institutions, Torture and Ill-treatment, Unfair Trials, USA | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

UN ramps up scrutiny of North Korea’s catastrophic human rights record

By Evan Ritli of Amnesty International Australia Given North Korea’s catastrophic human rights record it is hardly surprising that the United Nations has established a Commission of Inquiry whilst a Special Rapporteur continues to analyse the country’s human rights situation. … Continue reading

Posted in Detention, North Korea, Penal Institutions | Tagged , | 1 Comment