The UN seems to have its finger on the pulse again. Apparently the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay should be closed without delay and all the prisoners tried or released.
The BBC article carries the full text of the report here (pdf).
The detention of people without trial makes a mockery of US (and indeed British) claims for the moral highground. To demand that other nations abide by the international rule of law we have to be exemplary in our own affairs and we are not. We are falling far short of the ideals we set for others. Our politicians use fear of attack to provide a smoke screen and the UN sits on its hands until it is forced to react in a gummy, half-hearted attack.
Here endeth the lesson.