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U.N. Torture Panel Criticizes U.S. Practices

HeadlineDec 01, 2014

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has issued a report criticizing a wide range of U.S. practices. The panel’s “Concluding Observations” follow a series of hearings in Geneva last month. On criminal justice, the report calls for several reforms including accountability for police brutality and for the targeting of people of color. On torture and imprisonment, the report criticizes the White House’s refusal to prosecute George W. Bush administration officials for torture and to provide redress to their victims. It also faults the United States for the indefinite imprisonment of foreign nationals at Guantánamo Bay and calls for an end to force-feedings.

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