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Federal appeals court denies Guantanamo detainee's petition for release
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday denied a Guantanamo detainee's habeas petition for release. Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi has been detained at Guantanamo since 2002, following Congress giving the President pow (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 21 April 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit Friday against Donald Trump, Russia, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, and several Trump aids including Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul (More)
US senators introduce updated war powers bill
US Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) proposed a new bill Monday that would replace the 2001 and 2002 authorizations for use of military force (AUMF). The proposed legislation includes several new provisions including: the use of all (More)
Lawsuit against Saudi Arabia for involvement in 9/11 terror attacks moves forward
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday denied Saudi Arabia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit for involvement in the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Victims and families of victims originally brought su (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 March 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday warned Syria that air strikes, shelling and use of toxic agents in Eastern Ghouta likely constitute war crimes. Mexico' (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 3 March 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A judge for the Superior Court of Massachusetts ruled that Massachusetts' attorney general Maura Healey will not be barred by sovereign immunity from bringing a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Hig (More)
UN rights experts demand release of Pakistani national detained at Guantánamo
A group of rights experts from the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on Wednesday demanded that the US government release Guantánamo detainee Ammar al Baluchi, a 40-year-old Pakistan national, stating that his detention the center is "arbitrar (More)
Trump administration misses transfer deadline for Guantánamo detainee
The Trump administration has yet to repatriate Guantánamo detainee Ahmed Muhammed Haza al-Darbi to Saudi Arabia, effectively missing the Tuesday deadline established in his 2014 plea deal. Darbi pleaded guilty and admitted to involvement in al Qa (More)
Iran's Ballistic Missile Program from an International Law Perspective
JURIST Guest Columnist Alireza Ranjbar of the Iranian Association for UN Studies discusses approaches to Iran's ballistic missile program under international law... Before and after his election as president, Donald Trump has threatened the 2015 Joi (More)
ICC requests authorization to investigate US involvement in Afghanistan war crimes
International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda made a formal request on Monday to investigate alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by U.S. military and the CIA. The proposed investigation focuses on alleged (More)
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