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HRW: Iraq authorities prosecuting children suspected of Islamic State ties
Iraqi and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) authorities have charged hundreds of children with terrorism for alleged Islamic State (IS) affiliation based on dubious accusations and forced confessions obtained through torture, Human Rights Watch (HR (More)
Federal judge allows Abu Ghraib prisoners' lawsuit to move forward
US District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit brought by three former inmates of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq against military contractor CACI Premier Technology to proceed. The case, originally filed in 2008 by the Center for Cons (More)
Federal appeals court allows deportation of Iraqi nationals
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled 2-1 Thursday that the district court lacked jurisdiction over the removal and detention claims raised to prevent the deportation of Iraqi nationals. This decision affects the deportation of Iraqi (More)
Federal appeals court rejects release of Abu Ghraib photographs
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled  Tuesday that photographs of detainees taken by US military personnel can be withheld from release. In 2003 the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a request under the Freedom of Inform (More)
HRW: Iraq judges routinely disregard credible torture allegations
Iraqi judges routinely disregard allegations of torture by security forces against terrorism suspects and accept convictions credibly claimed to be the result of such tactics, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said  Tuesday. "Torture is rampant in Iraq's (More)
Guantanamo 9/11 detainee seeks vindication of right to create and distribute artwork
Ammar al Baluchi , a forty-one-year old Pakistani national accused of helping to plan the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has filed a motion in military court requesting it to strike down the Defense Department's restrictions on his ability to create and di (More)
UN condemns pervasive sexual and gender-based violence in Syria
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria released a report on Thursday condemning the pervasive sexual and gender-based violence that has occurred over the past six and a half years in the Syrian conflict. The report, entitled "I lost my dignity: Se (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 27 January 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A group of five UN Human Right's experts on Friday asked Egypt to halt all pending executions following repeated allegations of unfair trials. The experts are concerned with a "continuing pa (More)
Federal judge orders release or bond hearings for detained Iraq immigrants
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Tuesday that the Trump administration must release or conduct bond hearings for 1,444 detained Iraqi immigrants. In a followup to his July nationwide stay protecting the (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 11 November 2017
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: The legal world is a busy place. The Philippines Office of the Ombudsman (OTO) has anti-graft and corruption charges Tuesday against former Philippines president Benigno Aquino III in con (More)
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