Repercussions of U.S. Senate torture report continue

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Since its publication in October 2014, the United States Senate’s Torture Report has had a noticeable impact both domestically in the United States and on the international stage. The revelations surrounding enhanced interrogations techniques and detention practices in Afghanistan have been of concern to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, and—most recently—to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Justice released a critical report on the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department that seems to validate concerns expressed by the U.N. Committee Against Torture back in November 2014. Ferguson was the site of significant unrest following the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in September 2014 by a police officer. Brown’s parents testified before the UN’s Commission on Torture on the subject of abusive U.S. police practices.

International Criminal Court sets sights on U.S. Senate torture report

On March 5, 2015,  the International Criminal…

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