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Photo essay: Geneva is more than just Red Cross and heavy heat Special

Geneva - If you thought Geneva was only expensive watches and the Alps and Red Cross headquarters, think again. I visited this Swiss gem to get a glimpse into what makes this city so attractive.

Op-Ed: Torture issues called ‘ a distraction’ in finding bin Laden

As President, Obama promised to end torture of prisoners, however in the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden some folks claim it was "enhanced interrogation" that led to finding the terrorist said responsible for 9/11.

Pantomime costume broke Geneva Convention

Glasgow - A pantomime in Glasgow, Scotland has been forced to change a costume after being told that it violated rules in the Geneva Convention.

Polish soldiers blow up Afghan hut ‘just for fun’

Warsaw - Although the hut and other dwellings in the village had been abandoned, the soldiers' action, attacking a civilian object, violates the Geneva Convention and may cost the perpetrators up to eight years in prison.

Scientists and Treaties Gives Politicians Torture Definitions

Scientists declare that waterboarding and similar acts create long-term effects, which defines it as torture under international treaties. This makes the discussion particularly of concern, since officials are looking at just moving on.

Op-Ed: Guantanamo, Obama, and Me

The Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba houses some very dangerous combatants, most of whom have declared a hostile intent toward the United States. Is it smart to bring the detainees here? And under what auspices?

Bush orders compliance with Geneva Convention on torture

After six years, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and more howls from human rights groups than a wolf orchestra, some formal processes have finally been put in place regarding torture.

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