U.N. Torture Convention

Complaint before U.N. Special Rapporteur alleges U.S. judicial interference in Garzón torture cases in Spain

“Scoop” World–Independent News (www.scoop.nz) has just published a press release by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the Berlin-based European Center for…



Obama’s New Year’s Resolutions for Foreign Policy in 2012

The Observer has been trying to get inside President Obama’s head for over two years. Recently, he may have succeeded, or had a very strange…


Update: Torture, The STL in Lebanon, and Obama’s “Way Forward” in Afghanistan

Today we introduce a new feature in The Trenchant Observer, an occasional column commenting on some of the more important events of the previous weeks…




Garzon’s Accusers are Accused: Abuse of Judicial Power in Garzón Case is Stain on Spanish Judiciary

Judge Luciano Varela and the President of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, Juan Saavedra, have themselves been accused in a private criminal complaint…