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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)
Terrorism and Normalcy: Law, Fear, and Rationality in US Policy
"I believe" is the one great word against metaphysical fear. Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West At least one thing is clear. Those terrorists who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks on certain Sri Lankan churches and hotels would have reso (More)
Congress passes joint-resolution condemning support for Saudi war in Yemen
The US House of Representatives voted to approve a joint resolution on Thursday to cease US Military aid with respect to the civil war between a Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in Yemen. The resolution was approved by a vote of 247-175 and inv (More)
Supreme Court rules against victims of attack on USS Cole in lawsuit against Sudan
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled against the victims of the attack on the USS Cole and their families. The opinion, authored by Justice Samuel Alito, held that the Republic of Sudan was improperly served and cannot have a default judgement e (More)
US House passes resolution to end military assistance in Yemen
The US House of Representatives passed HJRes 37 on Wednesday calling for the withdrawal of US Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen. The resolution states that only Congress has the authority to declare war. Congress has not made (More)
UN expert urges response to deteriorating human rights situation in Mali
UN Expert Alioune Tine reported on Tuesday that the human rights situation in Mali is of grave concern and that the country needs a comprehensive strategy to tackle it. Tine urged an effective military response to stop the violence and protect the po (More)
Confidence Not Complacency Regarding the Human Rights Challenges in Yemen and the UAE
The ends should not justify the means when it comes to the protection of basic human rights in Yemen and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Severe challenges to the peace and stability of these regions along with overarching transnational terrorism thre (More)
Resolution to suspend US support for war in Yemen clears Senate procedural hurdle
The US Senate voted 63-to-37 Wednesday on a procedural step to approve Senate Joint Resolution 16 to suspend US support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen. Senate Joint Resolution 16 says that Congress, pursuant to both the 1973 War Powers Resolution (More)
Supreme Court hears arguments on foreign states service process, Social Security attorney's fee caps
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday regarding service processes for foreign states under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) and attorney's fee caps for lawyers representing clients in Social Security benefit cases. (More)
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)
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