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Defense contractor agrees to $45 million settlement for illegal shipment of materials through Iran
Unitrans International, a Virginia defense contracting company, agreed Wednesday to pay $45 million to settle criminal obstruction charges and False Claims Act allegations brought by the Department of Justice for illegally shipping construction mater (More)
Trump's military pardons send 'disturbing signal' says UN human rights office
A spokesman for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said Tuesday that he is "very concerned" by US President Donald Trump's pardons of two US army officers and the restoration of rank of a Navy SEAL. The president last (More)
Trump fires John Bolton as national security adviser
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced via Twitter his decision to fire John Bolton from his post as national security adviser. The firing came as a result of disagreements over national security matters concerning Iran, North Korea and Afgha (More)
An American War with Iran: Legal and Strategic Implications for Israel
In apparent response to US President Donald Trump's unilateral American withdrawal from the July 2015 Iran Pact (JCPOA), the Islamic Republic has seemingly reinvigorated its active nuclear program. In turn, this has led to a more-or-less continuing c (More)
UN reports on civilian casualties in Afghanistan conflict
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) released a midyear report Tuesday detailing the 3,812 civilian casualties in Afghanistan since January 1, 2019. According to this report, Afghan forces and their allies killed 717 civilians, while t (More)
A Day to Remember Justice
June 26 is a day designated by the United Nations as International Day in support of victims of torture. The General Assembly resolution creating the date imagined this as a day stakeholders - member states and their citizens - would unite in support (More)
Afghanistan war crimes victims appeal to ICC
Victims of war crimes in Afghanistan filed an appeal Monday with the International Criminal Court (ICC) challenging the lower chamber's recent decision not to pursue a war crimes investigation in Afghanistan. The Appeal was filed by the Center fo (More)
The Growing Crisis With the International Criminal Court
In April, the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) of the International Criminal Court (ICC) refused to authorize an investigation into alleged war crimes that have been committed in Afghanistan since 2003. The Prosecutor’s 20,000-page request, issued in November (More)
Targeting Jihadist Terrorists: Identifying Pertinent Legal Guidelines
Targeted killing campaigns are still accelerating under the Trump administration, with fewer constraints and even less transparency. More precisely, it seems that the Obama-era Presidential Policy Guidance has been relaxed in two very meaningful ways (More)
ICC prosecutor urges arrest of three Libyans for war crimes
International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda called Wednesday before the UN Security Council for the execution of three outstanding arrest warrants for Libyans accused of various war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bensou (More)
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