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US military judge denies 9/11 defendant's request to fire lawyer
The US government's case against five Guantanamo Bay detainees will continue to move forward after a US military judge on Thursday determined that one of the defendants may not fire his defense lawyer . US military judge James Pohl ruled that Walid (More)
Hiding Behind the Veil of the "Civil System" to Perpetuate Inhumane Treatment Against Pregnant Women
JURIST Guest Columnist Makousse Ilboudo of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the third author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Makousse discusses the need for regula (More)
Germany rights group files criminal complaint against high-ranking CIA official
The European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) on Monday filed a criminal complaint against a high-ranking CIA official for mistreatment of Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen who was detained and allegedly tortured for four months (More)
Obama administration: will close Guantanamo Bay by end of term
The Obama Administration confirmed Wednesday in a press briefing that they are drafting a plan to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay before President Barack Obama's time in office runs out. President Obama has been promising since his in (More)
Six Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman
Six Guantanamo detainees were transferred to Oman Saturday, marking the first transfer of detainees from the prison in five months.The Pentagon reports that the six Yemeni men transferred include Emad Abdullah Hassan, held without charge since 2002 (More)
Israel military court orders release of Palestinian lawmaker on bail
A military court in Israel on Thursday ordered Palestinian lawmaker, Khalida Jarrar, be released on bail. Under the terms of her release, she is to pay a 20,000-shekel (USD $5,000) bond with a third-party guarantee. She is to be held three additiona (More)
Security Screening: Science or Sorcery?
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin, of Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the effectiveness of TSA screening policies and how those policies affect our privacy rights...In the fall of 2001, I went on the market to become a law professor, and I was f (More)
Israel authorities order detention of Palestine lawmaker
The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) on Sunday ordered a female Palestinian legislative council member, Khalida Jarrar, to serve a six-month detention without trial. Jarrar, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) has been p (More)
Pentagon overturns rule that forced relocation of military judges to Guantanamo
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Friday rescinded a new rule that required military judges presiding over war crimes tribunals at the US Navy base in Guantanamo Bay to relocate to Cuba. The DOD claimed that the rule was enacted, in part, to he (More)
Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was co (More)