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Amnesty report shows global decrease in death sentences
Amnesty International released a global report on the judicial use of death sentences and executions Monday, finding that death sentences decreased worldwide last year. The report includes 20 countries and covers January to December of 2019.Overa (More)
The Killing of General Soleimani – A Blatant Violation of International Laws
The United States of America rejoiced over the assassination of the Iranian General Qasem Soleimani while the Iranians mourned him as a national hero. The President of The United States has repeatedly shown pride in the United State's murder of the G (More)
Iraq court sentences ISIS rapist to death
An Iraqi court on Monday sentenced to death a former Islamic State militant who repeatedly raped a Yazidi captive. The case marks a landmark transition for the prosecution of Islamic State in its prominent advocacy for an individual victim and its sp (More)
UK court begins Assange extradition hearing
The extradition hearings for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange began in a UK court on Monday. The hearing marked the beginning of a week of arguments, which will be followed by three weeks of hearings in May.District Judge Vanessa Baraister agreed (More)
UN report unveils human rights concerns over Iraq Islamic State criminal trials
The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) published a report Tuesday that raises concerns over fair trial standards in Iraq Islamic State (IS) prosecution cases. Among chief concerns were allegations of Iraq providing ineffective defense counsel, li (More)
Seeking Plausible Strategic Goals: America's Doctrinal Imperative on Iran
Abstract: Although US President Donald Trump may eventually be content with achieving only modest operational successes against Iran, there is reason to believe he would still prefer some notion of a military "victory." Any such notion would likely b (More)
The 2001 AUMF is Better Than Nothing
Writing in the New York Times, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton argued that President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was legally justified in three ways: under Article II of the Constitution, the 2001 Authorization (More)
Can the US Justify its Position as a Right to Self-Defense and can President Trump be Prosecuted for the Crime of Aggression?
One of the underlying rationales of the UN Charter, as highlighted in its preamble, is to ‘to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind’. Any obvious statement in regards to (More)
Trump administration announces additional sanctions on Iran
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced additional sanctions on Iran Friday.Pompeo said the US government's intent is to intensify its economic sanctions upon Iran after Iran's recent attack on US troops in Iraq. He also explained that the US (More)
Iraq Parliament votes to end presence of foreign forces
In a special session on Sunday the Iraqi Parliament approved a resolution that calls for the Iraqi government to end the presence of foreign forces in the country.The vote comes in response to a US drone strike that killed Iranian General Qassim (More)