In 2011, the Iraqi government announced that it had closed the misnamed Camp Honor, a prison located in Baghdad's "Green Zone" where prisoners were tortured. According to Human Rights Watch, the prison remains open today and is still being used for secret detentions and torture.
As many celebrate International
Human Rights Day today (December 10 th ), a 2500-year-old inscribed
stone, the Cyrus Cylinder reminds us that human rights are a complex issue with
which humankind has struggled with throughout history. In 2013, the British
Museum will lend the clay cylinder for a...