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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)
Journalists allegedly targeted for drone strikes sue US government
Human rights group Reprieve has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for District of Columbia against the US government for allegedly placing them on a "kill list" to be targeted for a deadly drone strike. Former Al Jazeera Islamabad bureau (More)
Federal appeals court rejects ACLU request for drone documents
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday rejected a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for information about the US government's use of drones for "targeted killings." A judg (More)
UN calls for independent investigation into US drone strike in Afghanistan
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Thursday condemned an airstrike launched by unmanned aerial vehicle that struck a civilian home killing 15 and injuring 13, including one child. The airstrike, apparently targeting Islamic State (I (More)
Former Guantanamo prosecutor reaches settlement with Library of Congress
Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo military commissions, settled a freedom of speech lawsuit on Tuesday against the Library of Congress after Davis was terminated from his position as assistant director of the Congressiona (More)
Federal appeals court dismisses request for drone records
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday upheld a district court's dismissal of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information about the US government's use of drones for "targeted killings." The Americ (More)
HRW: fully autonomous weapons must be internationally prohibited
Fully autonomous weapons, as opposed to the current remote-controlled drone weapons, must be internationally prohibited , Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released Monday. The report is part of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and is in (More)
Federal appeals court rules National Security Council records not subject to FOIA
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that the president's National Security Council (NSC) is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) . The appeals court denied an appeal from Main Street, a group at the City Un (More)
Drone memos may stay secret: federal appeals court
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released its ruling that the US government may keep secret memoranda related to the legal justification for the use of drones for targeted killings of those in other countries believed to be (More)
California Governor vetoes drone trespassing bill
California Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have banned individuals from flying drones lower than 350 feet over private property without permission from a landowner. The stated purpose of the bill was to protect privacy r (More)
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