December 19, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The British National Security and Intelligence Committee revealed in a report on Thursday that an investigation has found evidence that Britain has been complicit in the torture and rendition of terror suspects. The investigation was run by Sir Peter Gibson, a retired judge, and involved ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Posner
Defense lawyers for the five accused 9/11 conspirators petitioned a US military judge at Guantanamo Bay on Monday to preserve the prisons where the defendants were held as evidence. The defendants claim that they were tortured during their time held in secret CIA prisons. This is one of the many ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 11, 2009, the UK Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, announced that the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) had begun an investigation into allegations of torture against its officers. The investigation came after the release of a report by the UK Parliament Joint Committee on Human ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says the standard of review of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant applications too heavily favors the government by creating an evidentiary burden nearly impossible for defendants to overcome...Earlier this month, in US ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Jimmy Gurulé of the University of Notre Dame Law School says that Congress may have chosen to protect national security interests over the rights of criminal defendants in allowing a lower standard of constitutional protections under FISA...Defendant Mohanad Shareef Hamma... ...[read more]
February 9, 2012
by Julia Zebley
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on Wednesday allowed "secret evidence" to be used against an Iraqi refugee for terrorism charges, finding probable cause that he is "an agent of a foreign power." Mohanad Shareef Hammadi is charged with attempting to provide ...[read more]
December 19, 2011
by Dan Taglioli
Two international human rights organizations on Monday accused European countries of suppressing evidence of their roles in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rendition program of forced transfer and secret detention. Legal action charity Reprieve, in cooperation with the human rights ...[read more]
November 16, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 16, 2007, The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation could not use a secret call log from the US Treasury Department as evidence that the Muslim charity was the subject of an illegal wiretap because the document qualified as a "state secret." ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Lithuania must reopen the investigation into secret CIA prisons in light of new evidence, Amnesty International (AI) insisted Thursday. AI cited evidence of rendition flights of Abu Zubaydah in 2005 revealed earlier this year by Reprieve, a London-based human rights organization. AI counter- ...[read more]
July 14, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that secret service organizations cannot withhold evidence from opposing parties nor conduct closed trials. The appellants, secret service organizations including MI5, appealing a May 2010 ruling, requested the creation of a "closed material procedure," ...[read more]

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