March 31, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
The Malaysian government on Monday proposed two laws that would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting acts of terror. While the government hopes to curb Islamic militant activities, critics say the laws could restrict ...[read more]
December 1, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
The UN Committee Against Torture released a report on Friday that found the US has fallen short of full compliance with the Convention Against Torture international treaty. Police brutality, detention facilities, military interrogations and the criminalization of torture itself were several of ...[read more]
November 11, 2013
by Max Slater
The Egyptian government has detained more than 1,500 Syrian refugees and has forcibly deported some refugees back to Syria, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Monday. The refugees were detained after trying to migrate by boat to Europe in order to escape the Syrian Civil War. In the press release, HRW ...[read more]
October 3, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed into law a bill that prohibits state employees and agencies, as well as law enforcement and the California National Guard, from providing support for the indefinite detention of a person within California. Specifically, the law states that those ...[read more]
August 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Human Rights Committee declared Thursday that Australia's indefinite detention of 46 recognized refugees on security grounds amounted to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment. The refugees, who have been detained for at least two-and-a-half years, brought their complaints to the Committee ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US government on Monday released the names and nationalities of 46 men who are classified for "continued detention" at Guantanamo Bay detention center, ineligible for release, transfer or prosecution. The names were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the ...[read more]
April 22, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Military confirmed on Monday that 84 of the 166 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are on hunger strike, protesting their conditions and indefinite detention. The hunger strike began in February with just a few prisoners and has grown over the past weeks to include more than half of the detainees. ...[read more]
February 18, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Matthew C. Kane of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and the Oklahoma City University School of Law says that, while the Ugandan Amnesty Act may have granted amnesty to Thomas Kwoyelo, his future is far from settled. . .On September 23, 2011, JURIST reported the ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments on Wednesday in a case challenging the US' authority to detain suspected terrorists indefintely. The law would allow authorities to detain certain suspects indefinitely if they are found to have aided al Qaeda, the Taliban or " ...[read more]
December 14, 2012
by Julia Zebley
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday refused the request for a stay in Hedges v. Obama that would have temporarily blocked enforcement of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). A group of reporters and advocates filed an emergency appeal with Ginsburg Thursday in ...[read more]

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