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Navy fires commander of Guantanamo military prison
The US Navy on Saturday fired the commander of the Guantanamo military prison for "loss of confidence in his ability to command," according to a Defense Department official who does not have the authority to speak publicly. Navy Rear Adm. John Rin (More)
Federal appeals court vacates more than two years of decisions by military judge overseeing USS Cole bombing case
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that more than two years of decisions by Colonel Vance Spath, a military tribunal judge who formerly oversaw the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussein Muhammed Al-Nashiri, should be di (More)
Federal judge overturns contempt conviction of Guantánamo defense counsel
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday overturned the contempt conviction of a Marine general. Judge Royce Lamberth overturned the contempt conviction of Marine Brigadier General John Baker, chief defense counse (More)
World Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 24 February 2018
Here's the international legal news we covered this week: A UN committee found Friday that the UK is breaching the rights of women in Northern Ireland by restricting their access to abortions. Brazil's Supreme Federal Court ruled that defendants (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)
Humanity Lost the Legend: Cherif Bassiouni, The Godfather of International Criminal Law and Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist, Mohamed Arafa, of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses the accomplishments and contributions of the late Mohamoud Cherif Bassiouni and his deep impact on international criminal law and justice...Mahmoud Cherif Bassio (More)
Supreme Court denies review in conviction of Bin Laden's personal assistant
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday, denied certiorari to consider the last remaining conviction of Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman Al Bahlul, a Yemeni Guantanamo Bay detainee and former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden, who was tried and convicted by a m (More)
Federal appeals court rules military judge should have recused himself in 9/11 case
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Wednesday that Judge Scott Silliman should have recused himself in a case concerning multiple defendants who were charged with aiding in the 9/11 attacks. The petitioner, Khalid S (More)
Federal appeals court upholds conviction of Osama bin Laden's personal assistant
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a conspiracy conviction of the former personal assistant to Osama bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that a military tribunal had jurisdiction to convict Ali Ham (More)
Guantanamo detainee appears before secret tribunal seeking release
Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi appeared before a secret government tribunal on Thursday, seeking to be released from his detention. Slahi, who was one of only two Guantanamo prisoners to endure a Rumsfeld approved "special interrogati (More)
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