US President Donald Trump is considering to revive torture as a means of intelligence work. Two torture survivors and experts explain how torture is not effective to learn the truth.
Persecuted under Pinochet, educated in East Germany, and the first female president of Chile — Bachelet has led a remarkable path to the UN. Her mandate as the body's Human Rights Commissioner began Saturday.
In an interview with DW, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour talks about the findings of the UN secretary general's 2018 report on reprisals against human rights defenders worldwide.
Two days after the UN published a critical report on human rights in the Central American state, the delegation was given two hours to leave. They had called on the government to end harassment and intimidation.
After a video surfaced showing Russian inmate Evgeny Makarov being brutally tortured by prison guards, his lawyer, Irina Biryukova, had to flee the country. She told DW that prisoner abuse remains widespread in Russia.
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