UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

UN Human Rights Council ceiling (Image: Jean-Marc Ferré, Allegra Laboratory)

Regarding Rights: Torture admission by USA at UN treaty body review

6th January 2015

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Cynthia has worked as a lawyer and a journalist. She has over a decade’s experience as a senior journalist working in the Canberra press gallery covering foreign policy and defence issues.

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In this Regarding Rights blog post, Cynthia Banham from the Centre for International Governance and Justice, ANU, writes about the USA appearing before the UN Committee Against Torture and admitting to the use of torture as a matter of policy after 11 September 2001.

Read the entire blog post on the Regarding Rights blog.

About Regarding Rights:

Regarding Rights is an initiative of the Centre for International Governance and Justice (CIGJ). Under the auspices of Professor Hilary Charlesworth’s ARC Laureate Fellowship Project ‘Strengthening the international human rights system: rights, regulation and ritualism’, Regarding Rights provides a forum for voices from activism and academia to comment on important issues in human rights.

Interested contributors should contact the editors, Benjamin Authers and Emma Larking.

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