The Pinochet Precedent

Thanks to the tireless efforts of family members of his victims who teamed up with lawyers, artists, activists, elected officials, journalists and others in Chile and elsewhere, the dictator has made life harder for other dictators.

Truth, Justice, and the Un-American Way

Maher Arar’s chilling case represents an opportunity for the new Democratic leadership in Congress to show the world that America has not entirely forgotten its proud history on human rights.

Dude, Where Are My Rights?

The Bush administration has launched Round Two of its assault on the Constitution. Now it’s habeas corpus in the crosshairs.

Torture Degrades Us All

Arguments against torture are not based on alarmism, moral absolutism, or rhetoric. Torture irreparably damages human dignity, devalues human life, and corrupts the institutions of our democracy.