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Human Rights–War on Terror News Update

The Human Rights–War on Terror News Update is a biweekly review of events related to the U.S.-led war on terror and its impact on human rights around the world. Check this section regularly to stay informed about issues including investigations and prosecution of torture cases, detention policies, renditions, national and international court cases, and U.S. laws enacted as “antiterror” measures. For background on these issues dating back to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in April 2004, visit our Resources section.



Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—May 11, 2007
Army survey shows support for abuse, increased rates of mental illness among troops in Iraq...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—May 25, 2007
Amnesty International condemns war-on-terror human rights abuses...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—July 5, 2007
Supreme Court, Congress address Guantánamo issues...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—April 27, 2007
Bush administration requests new restrictions for Guantánamo prisoner attorneys...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—April 13, 2007
USS Cole bombing suspect claims he confessed under torture...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—April 1, 2007
Torture suit against Donald Rumsfeld dismissed...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—March 15, 2007
Former secret CIA prisoners face hearings at Guantánamo Bay...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—March 2, 2007
Americans ordered to stand trial in Italy for rendition kidnapping...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—February 16, 2007
Ex-CIA contractor sentenced for abuse of Afghan detainee...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—February 2, 2007
U.S. military announces charges against Guantánamo Bay detainees...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—January 19, 2007
Bush administration releases guidelines for military tribunals...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—January 5, 2007
Former security contractor in Iraq sues Rumsfeld for detention and abuse...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—December 15, 2006
Homeland Security assigns terror risk ratings to millions of airline passengers...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—December 1, 2006
Federal judge rules parts of executive order on terrorism unconstitutional...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—November 17, 2006
German prosecutor asked to investigate Rumsfeld for war crimes...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—November 3, 2006
Former employee says Boeing subsidiary aided CIA rendition flights...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—October 20, 2006
Bush signs law allowing harsh interrogation and military trials of terrorism suspects...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—October 6, 2006
Congress passes detainee legislation, criticized by human rights groups...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—September 27, 2006
Bush and Republicans reach detainee bill compromise...

Human Rights–War on Terror News Update—September 11, 2006
President acknowledges secret CIA prisons, announces plans for military tribunals and war-crimes protections...

MISF Launches the Human Rights–War on Terror News Update
Biweekly news roundup reviews the war on terror's impact on human rights.