July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
During the course of the War on Terror, the US military detained hundreds of individuals as "enemy combatants"—a label the US government used to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without protections under the Geneva Conventions. With military conflicts first in Afghanistan and ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The Iraq War was plagued with accusations of war crimes and atrocities, aimed at the different parties and countries involved in the conflict. The bulk of those claims revolved around the actual combat between US, Iraqi and guerrilla forces. However, the specter of war crimes infiltrated the war ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On October 7, 2001, following the beginning of the War on Terror, the US military began detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. Many of those captured were designated "enemy combatants" — a label coined by the administration of President George W. Bush to denote their legal status as ...[read more]
June 4, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
New York resident Sulejman Mujagic has been extradited to his native country of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for war crimes committed in the 1990s, officials said Monday. His extradition is the result of charges for allegedly killing and torturing enemy soldiers during the Bosnian War. Mujagic ...[read more]
July 8, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 8, 2008, Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan for the US District Court for the District of Columbia stated that the US government should make Guantanamo detainee appeals a top priority to ensure that the appeals reach trial in a timely manner. He instructed the Department of Justice to put other ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Bryan Bullock of the Law Offices of Bryan K. Bullock, LLC argues that the tenth year of Guantanamo Bay's operation as a detention facility should be its last and those held there should no longer be subject to indefinite detention...Ten years ago, the first men and boys were ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Wednesday marked the tenth annivesary of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay. On January 11, 2002, 20 detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, imprisoned as the first "enemy combatants" in the War on Terror declared by the US after 9/11. The 20 men were the first of nearly 800 prisoners to ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Matthew Shames
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Matthew Shames (412) 383-7633 executivedirector@jurist.org JURIST Publishes New Guantanamo Bay Feature Pittsburgh, PA- January 11, 2012- JURIST is proud to announce publication of a new feature section on the US base at Guantanamo Bay. JURIST has been ...[read more]
January 11, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On January 11, 2002, the first detainees were brought to the US military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The first detainees had been captured by the US military during the course of the "War on Terror" declared following 9/11. The detainees were designated as unlawful enemy combatants ...[read more]
November 26, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 26, 2005, US military officials announced that four American soldiers would not face charges for burning the bodies of two Taliban fighters in October 2005. The four soldiers burned the bodies of slain Taliban fighters, and allegedly used the charred remains to taunt other enemy ...[read more]

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