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Why do states allow impunity for torture? | News

On the International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all states to end impunity for torture.  “The prohibition of torture is absolute – under all circumstances. Yet this core principle is undermined every day in detention centres, prisons, police stations, psychiatric institutions and …

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Pompeo says remains hopeful Pakistan will crack down on Islamist militants

MUMBAI (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a trip to India on Wednesday that he remained hopeful that neighboring Pakistan would chose the “right course” in cracking down on Islamist fundamentalists. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference with Indian Foreign Minister …

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G20 countries should raise Khashoggi killing: U.N. expert

FILE PHOTO: Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, after a session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 7, 2019. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. executions investigator said on Wednesday that leaders attending the G20 summit in Osaka, …

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