November 21, 2014
by Vanessa Griffith
Human rights violations committed by IS continue to escalate throughout 2014, raising concern in the international community. Critics state, Armed operations and insurgency tactics are bound to produce casualties; it is when the perpetrators of these actions do not execute certain precautions to ...[read more]
May 8, 2014
by Addison Morris
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released a report detailing the crimes against humanity that have been fueled by South Sudan's conflict. The report, entitled "Nowhere Safe: Civilians Under Attack in South Sudan," documents the ethnically-motivated violence that has led to the targeted ...[read more]
April 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday ordered the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over a memorandum detailing the legal justification for the US government's targeted killing program. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been heavily involved in the US government's targeted killing program through collaborations with the CIA in the use of drone strikes against terrorists abroad, according to a Washington Post report Wednesday. The report was based on review of documents ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Wayne McCormack of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that proposals to subject the executive branch's proposed targeted killings to a process of judicial review misunderstand the nature of the judiciary and the rule of law...I most respectfully but ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Amos Guiora of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that the US executive branch's practice of using drones to engage in the targeted killing of suspected terrorists should be subjected to some form of judicial review...Targeted killing sits at the ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says says the US must pursue a full spectrum of "smart power" capabilities in Africa, to include but not be limited to the use of drones for surveillance or targeted killing strikes...The ongoing crises in Algeria and Mali have ...[read more]
December 26, 2012
by Kyle Webster
On December 26, 2005, the first war crimes trial in Afghanistan's history began. The trial followed the arrest of former Afghan intelligence chief Assadullah Sarwari on charges of involvement in the arrest, torture and mass killing of over 400 regime opponents during his year in that position. ...[read more]
December 17, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the US government's targeted killing of three US citizens in drone strikes. Senior al Qaeda leader and US citizen Anwar al-Awlaki was killed by drone strike last September along with another American, ...[read more]
December 7, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 7, 2010, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the ability of President Barack Obama's administration to conduct "targeted killings," such as unmanned drone attacks. The case concerned American citizen and Al-Queda cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi. The American Civil Liberties ...[read more]

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