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9/11 Trials Will Shape Global Terrorism
The 2021 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the “architect of 9/11,” and the other accused will write an important page in the legal chapter of dealing with terrorism. What is not clear is if this page will solve issues, sustain them, or even create mo (More)
The Meaning of Gina Haspel as CIA Director Designate: Is This the Best the United States Can Do?
JUIRST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the potential implications of Gina Haspel as CIA Director Designate....I. Ah, if the Obama Administration had only followed my advice! November 15, 2016, a (More)
UN expert urges US accountability for torture
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer on Wednesday called on the US to end impunity for those officials who have committed acts of torture. Melzer urged US authorities to take action on the findings in the 2014 Senate Intellige (More)
Settlement reached in lawsuit over CIA interrogation techniques
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Thursday announced a settlement in a lawsuit against two psychologists who devised the torture techniques used on three former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prisoners. The ACLU filed the lawsuit in 2 (More)
Federal judge allows lawsuit over CIA interrogation techniques to proceed
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington on Monday denied a motion for summary judgment filed by two psychologists who devised the torture techniques used on three former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prisoners, (More)
UN urges Trump not to reinstate torture policies
Nils Melzer, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture, on Monday urged US President Donald Trump not to reinstate torture policies. Melzer referenced the 2014 US Senate Intelligence Committee Report , which stated that the Central Intelligence Agency' (More)
Guantanamo: An Unnecessary Presidential Legacy
JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Leonard Cutler and Shelby Davis of Siena College discuss the failed attempts by President Obama to close the Guantanamo prison As Barack Obama's presidency comes to a close, the fate of Guantanamo prison remains unclear. D (More)
Former top CIA officials ordered to testify in torture program lawsuit
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Washington ruled Tuesday that four former high-ranking Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials must testify in depositions in a lawsuit against two psychologists who designed the CIA (More)
HRW: Tunisia men provide new accounts of torture by CIA
Two Tunisian men have come forward with claims of previously unreported accounts of torture at the hands of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) , according to a report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday. Ridha al-Najjar and Lotfi al- (More)
Waterboarding is "Torture"? — The Agenda-Driven Argument
JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law continues the discussion on the legality of waterboarding...This article is written in response to certain scholars that published their views in a recent JURIST ar (More)
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