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USA should use UN hearing to address ‘shocking accountability gap’ on torture

Headline Title:  USA should use UN hearing to address ‘shocking accountability gap’ on torture 12 November 2014  The USA should use its appearance before the UN Committee against Torture to commit itself to justice for the grave human rights violations—including torture and enforced disappearances—committed by US personnel in recent years, said Amnesty International.  This week in Geneva, the Committee against Torture will review the USA’s record under the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT).  “The…

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