October 9, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
US State Department legal advisor John B. Bellinger III ,told the Guardian newspaper Tuesday that British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan are not detaining suspected insurgents in those countries due to concerns that the soldiers will be liable for their treatment of the detainees under UK and ...[read more]
June 11, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
A US State Department official Tuesday defended the transfer of suspects to foreign countries based on diplomatic assurances that they will not face torture there. Speaking before the House Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights, and Oversight, Legal Advisor John Bellinger ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Leslie Schulman
Officials from the US Department of State and the Department of Defense testified Tuesday in front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, calling for the Senate to ratify five long-postponed treaties that would provide increased protection for civilians during wartime. State Department Legal ...[read more]
December 19, 2007
by Jeannie Shawl
At least four White House lawyers participated in discussions about whether the CIA should destroy videotapes showing the interrogation of terror suspects, the New York Times reported Wednesday. It had previously been reported that Harriet Miers, who became White House counsel in 2005, had ...[read more]
November 30, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says official US calls for clarifying the Geneva Conventions are part of a ploy to limit their application and enable prisoners to be treated outside the law without inviting culpability for war crimes and t... ...[read more]
November 27, 2007
by Caitlin Price
US State Department Legal Adviser John Bellinger III Tuesday called for the international community to clarify Geneva Convention rules pertaining to treatment of detained terror suspects. Speaking to reporters at an International Committee of the Red Cross meeting, Bellinger said:Critics... ...[read more]
November 21, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
UN Special Representative for the Children and Armed Conflict Unit Radhika Coomaraswamy Tuesday expressed concern about the prosecution of Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr, saying that prosecuting Khadr for alleged war crimes committed while he was a minor could set a dangerous precedent. ...[read more]
February 28, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
US State Department Legal Advisor John Bellinger told reporters in Brussels Wednesday that European investigations into allegations of CIA misconduct in Europe may dampen intelligence sharing efforts between the US and European countries. He also said that allegations of torture by the CIA are ...[read more]
February 28, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
US Department of State Legal Adviser John Bellinger said Wednesday the US will not honor any request by Italy to extradite CIA agents wanted for their alleged role in the February 17, 2003 abduction and extraordinary rendition of alleged terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Bellinger noted ...[read more]
December 15, 2006
by Brett Murphy
US Legal Adviser to the Secretary of State John Bellinger told the Daily Telegraph on Friday that Guantanamo Bay detainees considered an ongoing threat to security will remain in custody indefinitely, regardless of whether there is sufficient evidence to try them before a military commission. In ...[read more]

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