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Could it be that American international law experts and human rights advocates are suffering from some form of Stockholm Syndrome — so many defeats and dashed hopes at the hands of our government that we sometimes take excessive comfort in small and imaginary crumbs that it drops for us? For an example of this, look no further than the United States’ appearance last week before the UN’s Committee against Torture in Geneva – the body established by the Convention against Torture (CAT) to monitor State compliance with the Convention.
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Rona, Gabor, "Obama Administration’s Position on the Un Torture Convention: New? Yes. Significant? Not So Much" (2014). Online Publications. 80.