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A Day to Remember Justice
June 26 is a day designated by the United Nations as International Day in support of victims of torture. The General Assembly resolution creating the date imagined this as a day stakeholders - member states and their citizens - would unite in support (More)
The Stain of Torture
June 26th is the United Nations’ International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Its purpose -- to denounce the crime of torture and proclaim solidarity with its survivors -- is in stark opposition to the policy of my government. As a former C (More)
Guantanamo 9/11 detainee seeks vindication of right to create and distribute artwork
Ammar al Baluchi , a forty-one-year old Pakistani national accused of helping to plan the 9/11 terrorist attacks, has filed a motion in military court requesting it to strike down the Defense Department's restrictions on his ability to create and di (More)
Amidst a Set-Back for Transparency, Citizen Led Accountability in North Carolina
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane and Catherine Read discuss the Supreme Court's decision on denying cert in the ACLU's Freedom of Information Act lawsuit... Last Monday, 24 April, it was easy to miss the important news that the Supreme Court d (More)
American Standing Against ICC Torture Inquiry
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the International Criminal Court's looking into investigating Americans for criminal prosecution for torture of prisoners in Afghanistan...As has been recently (More)
Italy president grants partial pardon to ex-CIA officer
Italian President Sergio Mattarella granted a partial pardon Tuesday for ex-CIA officer Sabrina De Sousa related to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric form a Milan street in 2003. The cleric, Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, "was taken to Egypt for que (More)
Portugal court orders extradition of ex-CIA agent to Italy
A Portuguese court ordered the extradition of former US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Sabrina de Sousa to Italy Tuesday for a four-year prison sentence. De Sousa had been convicted in absentia along with 26 other Americans for the ki (More)
UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture , Ban called the legal prohibition of torture "crystal clear (More)
CIA declassifies files on detention and interrogation program
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Tuesday declassified 50 documents related to its detention and Interrogation program pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This several hundred-page release covers internal CIA documents (More)
UK prosecutors: no charges against MI6 for sending back Libya dissidents
Britain's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) stated on Thursday that there was insufficient evidence to bring charges against anyone in MI6 for its involvement in the movement and alleged ill treatment of Abdel Hakim Belhadj , and Sami Al Saadi and t (More)
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