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Torture...and Waterboarding—Here We Go Again
JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law discusses the assertion that waterboarding is torture...With the 2016 campaign for president heating up, many old issues are being revisited to include the false c (More)
UN experts find Australia violated rights of former Guantanamo detainee
The Australian government violated the rights of former Guantanamo detainee David Hicks when they continued to detain him after a transfer deal with the US, the UN Human Rights Committee said in a report released Tuesday. Hicks was captured in Af (More)
Convening authority throws out conviction of Noor Uthman Mohammed
The convening authority for the Office of Military Commissions retired Marine Major General Vaughn A. Ary on Friday overturned the terror conviction against Sudanese national Noor Uthman Muhammed and dismissed the charges against him . Muhammed wa (More)
Defense lawyer argues Guantanamo detainee immune from war crimes charges
A US military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee argued Monday that the detainee, who is described as an al Qaeda commander, may be classified as a soldier according to international war rules and thus exempt from prosecution. The lawyer asked a j (More)
Ex-Guantanamo detainee appeals conviction
Australian citizen David Hicks filed a motion to dismiss his conviction in the US Court of Military Commission Review on Wednesday after pleading guilty in 2007 to providing material support to terrorism. Hicks was captured in Afghanistan by nort (More)
Senator Rand Paul's Lawsuit Has a Good Chance of Success on the Merits
JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal (More)
US marine released following overturned murder conviction
The US Marine Corps on Friday released Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned his murder conviction. In the June 26 decision, the court reversed the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA (More)
Guantanamo Bay: Military Commissions and Enemy Combatants
During the course of the War on Terror, the US military detained hundreds of individuals as "enemy combatants"—a label the US government used to denote their legal status as unlawful combatants without protections under the Geneva Conventions. (More)
Detainee Legal Status
On October 7, 2001, following the beginning of the War on Terror, the US military began detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. Many of those captured were designated "enemy combatants" — a label coined by the administration of President Ge (More)
Murder conviction overturned for US marine
The U.S. military's highest court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces , overturned the murder conviction of Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III. The Court's decision was based on the claim that Sgt. Hutchins's constitutional rights were violated when (More)
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