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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Killer Robots

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Steve Goose, director of Human Rights Watch's arms division, discusses the organization's campaign to prevent the development of fully automated weapons -- robots that can select targets and deliver force without human control.

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The Takeaway

Waterboarding May Have Been More Common than Previously Thought

Monday, September 10, 2012

We know that high value suspects like Khalid Sheikh Mohammad were waterboarded dozens and dozens of times. But new revelations by Human Rights Watch suggest many more people may have been waterboarded in the post 9/11 world than the CIA would have us believe.

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The Takeaway

Human Rights Watch: Torture in Syria was State Policy

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Human Rights Watch has published details of what it says is a state policy of torture in Syria that amounts to a crime against humanity. It documents the locations of detention facilities and outlines the methods of torture used in them.

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The Takeaway

Human Rights Abuses Across Syrian Borders

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

According to new reports from Human Rights Watch, Syria is laying landmines across its borders with Lebanon and Turkey. Steve Goose, arms division director for Human Rights Watch, called the use of these weapons "unconscionable," going on to say that "there is absolutely no justification for the use of these indiscriminate weapons by any country, anywhere, for any purpose." What implications will these weapons have on the estimated 200,000 refugees still within Syrian borders?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Being Detained in China: Ai Weiwei and Others

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The AP is reporting that outspoken artist Ai Weiwei has been freed on bail by Chinese activists. Josh Markel, artist and organizer of a vigil tomorrow for Weiwei, and Phelim Kine, Asia researcher at Human Rights Watch, discuss his work and imprisonment, and the overall spike in detentions in China.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Human Rights and Israel

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Curt Goering, Amnesty International's chief operating officer, and Stuart Robinowitz, counsel to the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and was on the advisory committee of Helsinki Watch (which joined other organizations to become Human Rights Watch in 1989), who has led human rights fact-finding missions for HRW and the American Bar Association, discuss the Goldstone report and the debate about alleged human rights abuses in Gaza.

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Human Rights and Israel

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Today on the Brian Lehrer Show,Curt Goering, Amnesty International's chief operating officer, and Stuart Robinowitz, counsel to the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and was on the advisory committee of Helsinki Watch (which joined other organizations to become Human Rights Watch in 1989) who has led human rights fact-finding missions for HRW and the American Bar Association, discuss the Goldstone report and the debate about alleged human rights abuses in Gaza.

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WNYC News

Report Finds Bail Set Too High for Minor Offenses

Friday, December 03, 2010

A new report finds that while each year tens of thousands of people arrested for minor offenses are released pending a trial or some other outcome, a substantial number that can’t afford bail and end up in Rikers Island for things like shoplifting, smoking marijuana or getting in fights. According to one attorney, whether or not a defendant is released on bail is “the single most important factor about how a case is going to get resolved."

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