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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)
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)
Military judge finds no violation for destruction of CIA 'black site'
Military judge James Pohl ruled [Miami Herald report] on Friday that no wrongdoing occurred when the prosecution destroyed a CIA secret prison, or "black site," on Pohl's orders. At the time Pohl gave the prosecution permission to destroy the sit (More)
Attempted plane bomber sues over civil rights violations
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called Christmas Day bomber, filed a lawsuit Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Colorado alleging violations of his constitutional rights. Abdulmutallab, who attempted to detonate an underwear b (More)
Guantanamo detainee files suit against psychologists who devised interrogation tactics
Attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Abu Zubaydah have filed a lawsuit against the two psychologists, James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, who developed the harsh interrogation techniques used by the CIA, including waterboarding and sleep deprivation. The (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)
Jeff Sessions faces confirmation hearing for AG position
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions began his confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the position of attorney general in the cabinet of President-elect Donald Trump . During the hearing, he was pressed by committee me (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)
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)
Waterboarding Is Decidedly and Manifestly Torture
JURIST Guest Colomnist Jordan J. Paust, the Mike & Teresa Baker Professor at the Law Center at the University of Houston, discusses how waterboarding is a form of torture...Professor Jeffrey Addicott has made false statements about Bush/Cheney interr (More)
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