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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)
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)
Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban: The United States' Political, Legal, and Moral Responsibility
In what may have been one of the most consequential decisions since the notorious Korematsu case of 1944, when the Supreme Court upheld the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the Court (in June 2018) voted 5-4 vote to uphold Pre (More)
Amnesty: dramatic drop in global death penalty use
Amnesty International reported on Wednesday that global executions fell by nearly one-third last year to the lowest figure in at least a decade. In its 2018 global review of the death penalty, Amnesty assed known executions worldwide, except in Ch (More)
Amnesty report details apparent US violation of humanitarian law in Somalia
US air strikes are resulting in civilian casualties in Somalia, Amnesty International reported Wednesday. The report details five incidents resulting in 14 civilian casualties, with eight more civilians injured within the past two years. These iss (More)
Trump signs order lifting reporting requirements for airstrikes in noncombat conflict zones
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday reversing an Obama-era order requiring intelligence agencies to report deaths from airstrikes in noncombat conflict zones. The new order revokes the requirement put into place by Bar (More)
UN report urges Somalia to prevent human rights violations
The UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) and the UN Human Rights Office released a joint report on Monday advising Somalia to take precautions to ensure that the human rights violations that occurred last year would not have a negative impact (More)
Amnesty calls on Mozambique to act swiftly against village slayings
Amnesty International (AI) called on Mozambican authorities Thursday to take immediate steps to end what they called a "killing spree" in the Cabo Delgado Province of the country. According to the statement, at least 37 people in have been kille (More)
Federal appeals court allows partial implementation of travel ban
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday allowed President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to go partially into effect. The partial ban applies to people of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad, who do not have a connection (More)
In Other News ...
The legal world is a busy place. Here are a few stories we didn't get to this week that we thought you might be interested in. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit agreed Monday to an en banc review of the most recent version of the Trum (More)
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