High Road for Human Rights
Torture and the Rule of Law
Historically, torture has been associated with totalitarian nations- nations from which the United States used to be able to distinguish itself. Not only is torture morally and ethically wrong, but it’s illegal. The hundreds of cases of cruel torture at the hands of US personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantánamo and elsewhere has been in blatant violation of the Geneva Conventions, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the International Convention Against Torture. It is also a violation of several statutes passed by the United States Congress. High Road for Human Rights seeks accountability for these immoral and illegal acts.