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Human Rights Day and the Senate Torture Report

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Dec 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Today is Human Rights Day, celebrated worldwide on the anniversary of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration includes 30 articles, including the right to education, freedom from slavery, and equality under law has been used as a basis for international treaties against discrimination, on behalf of the rights of women […]

At the U.N. Convention Against Torture, Hints of Positive Change in Eradicating Torture

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Nov 18, 2014 12:00 AM
This past week, the United Nations Convention Against Torture met and examined President George W. Bush and President Obama’s track records on cruel and inhumane treatment of prisoners. The panel that monitors compliance with an international anti-torture was critical of the treatment of prisoners currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. They questioned […]

Force Feeding, Guantanamo Hunger Strikes, and What Our Rabbis Teach

Fresh Updates from RAC » Civil Liberties   |   Oct 20, 2014 12:00 AM
Torture, while cruel and inhumane, is not something that we often hear about from mainstream media, nor is it something we have written about very recently at the Religious Action Center. The Reform Jewish position on this issue is clear: in a post-9/11 world we understand the need for enhanced national security, and yet we […]
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