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Recent News Articles
Op-ed: Letting a war criminal off the hook
The Hill
January 14th, 2015
With the recent capture of LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn discusses the United States's inability to criminally prosecute a war criminal in its custody.
Why Bush won't be prosecuted over CIA torture
by James ReinlAl Jazeera
December 11th, 2014
CJA Legal Director Kathy Roberts discusses the new evidence presented in the Torture Report executive summary released by the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Senate Releases Report Condemning CIA Interrogation Program
by Michael KrasnyKQED
December 10th, 2014
CJA Executive Director Dixon Osburn discusses the Senate Intelligence Committee's recent release of the Torture Report executive summary.

Recent Press Releases
Victory in Guatemala Court Serves as Model for Justice
January 20th, 2015
CJA welcomes the news that yesterday, after a trial that lasted a few months, a Guatemalan court found ex-police chief Pedro Garcia Arredondo guilty of murder, attempted murder and crimes against humanity for the 1980 massacre of 37 people at the Spanish Embassy in Guatemala during Guatemala’s civil war. Click here to read more.
Declaration of Archbishop Romero's Martyrdom Powerful Step for Honoring Human Rights Leader
January 9th, 2015
CJA applauds the news that Vatican theologians reportedly have declared Archbishop Óscar Romero a martyr, a move which is seen as a step towards beatification. Click here to read more.
Congress Should Pass Proposed Legislation to Ban Torture
January 6th, 2015
CJA welcomes Senator Feinstein's proposed legislation to deter torture by the United States outlined in a letter sent to President Obama. CJA's Executive Director Dixon Osburn said, "The United States strives to ensure that dictators and terrorists around the globe do not commit crimes against humanity, including torture; the United States should live up to those standards at home." Click here to read more.