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Legal News
17 Jul 2010
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Friday declined [order, PDF] to review the decision of a lower court permitting the government to transfer Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed to Algeria. The 5-3 decision leaves in place a ruling [order, PDF] … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that US courts cannot prevent the government from transferring detainees held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] to foreign countries on the grounds that detainees may face prosecution or torture in the foreign country. … [read more]


Academic Commentary
2 Jul 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law, Ann Arbor, MI, says that a viable Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) and Strategic Framework Agreement between the US and Iraq governing future US troop presence in the country requires a variety of institutional, legal and political obstacles to … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jun 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] ruled Thursday in the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar [Duke Law backgrounder; JURIST report] that federal courts have jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions filed by American citizens detained abroad by US military personnel, even if … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jun 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] handed down five decisions Thursday, including Republic of the Philippines v. Pimentel [Duke Law backgrounder; JURIST report], where the Court ruled that an interpleader action to determine ownership of assets held by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos [official profile] cannot … [read more]


Academic Commentary
7 Apr 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist John Cerone of New England School of Law says that while we are accustomed to seeing the US president wrap himself in the US flag to avoid the restraints of international law, his posture in recent cases reveals that he occasionally dons the UN banner as well, … [read more]


Professional Commentary
25 Mar 2008

Sharon Bradford Franklin [senior counsel, Constitution Project; amicus in the US Supreme Court in support of habeas petitioners Mohammed Munaf and Shawqi Omar]: "The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar, in which two American citizens being detained by U.S. authorities in Iraq … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2008
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [transcript, PDF] Tuesday in the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar [LII case backgrounder; merit briefs], 06-1666, and 07-394, where the Court is considering whether federal courts have jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions … [read more]


Academic Commentary
24 Mar 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Sharon Bradford Franklin, senior counsel at the Constitution Project, amicus in the US Supreme Court in support of habeas petitioners Mohammed Munaf and Shawqi Omar in Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar, says that American citizens should be able to challenge their detentions in federal … [read more]


Legal News
1 Mar 2008
by Nick Fiske

[JURIST] An Iraqi appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction and death sentence of Mohammad Munaf [JURIST news archive], a US citizen and former translator charged with orchestrating the kidnapping of three Romanian journalists [Guardian report] held for 55 days in Iraq in 2005. Munaf's lawyer said that the charges … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2007
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] granted certiorari in six cases [Order List, PDF] Friday afternoon, including the consolidated cases of Munaf v. Geren (06-1666) [docket; cert. petition, PDF] and Geren v. Omar (07-394) [docket], where the Court will decide whether US citizens held by US … [read more]


Legal News
20 Nov 2007
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Pakistani authorities have released more than 3400 lawyers and political activists [AFP report] detained in the aftermath of President Pervez Musharraf's November 3 declaration of emergency rule [JURIST report], Interior Ministry spokesman Javed Igbal Cheema told AFP Tuesday, adding that some 2000 others still in custody would be released … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] ruled Friday that it lacks authority to interfere [opinion text, PDF] with an Iraqi court conviction and pending death sentence for US citizen Mohammad Munaf [JURIST news archive], and could not grant … [read more]


Professional Commentary
13 Feb 2007

Aziz Huq [attorney for Shawqi Omar; Brennan Center For Justice]: "When does the Bush Administration love international law?For those who have followed the Administration's seemingly implacable hostility to the International Criminal Court and the Kyoto Protocol, the answer has seemed to be "never." But when it comes to its quest … [read more]


Legal News
13 Nov 2006
by Melissa Bancroft

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] Monday denied [order, PDF] an application [text, PDF] by US citizen Mohammad Munaf [JURIST news archive] for a temporary injunction postponing his transfer [JURIST report] to Iraqi custody where he faces the death penalty for his involvement in a 2005 kidnapping in Iraq. … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Nov 2006

Jonathan Hafetz [Associate Counsel Brennan Center, attorney for Mohammed Munaf]: "Attorneys today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stop the United States from transferring Mohammed Munaf, a American citizen, to the custody of the Iraqi government. Mr. Munaf has been in US custody in Iraq for more than 16 months. … [read more]


Legal News
6 Nov 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Mohammad Munaf, a US citizen convicted and sentenced to death by an Iraqi judge, asked [PDF text] the US Supreme Court [official website] Monday to delay his transfer to Iraqi custody while US courts consider his case. Munaf was arrested in Romania in 2005 on kidnapping charges [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
28 Oct 2006
by Ryan Olden

[JURIST] The US DC Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] ruled Friday that Iraqi-American Mohammed Munaf had to be given ten days to appeal his case to the US Supreme Court and then the high court had to be accorded time to rule on that before the US military can … [read more]


Professional Commentary
23 Oct 2006

Jonathan Hafetz [Associate Counsel Brennan Center, attorney for Mohammed Munaf]: "On October 19, 2006, the district court (Lamberth, J.) dismissed the habeas petition of Mohammed Munaf, the American citizen detained in Iraq by the United States and sentenced to death by an Iraqi criminal court on October 12, 2006. The … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2006
by Katerina Ossenova

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Thursday denied an emergency motion [text, PDF; declaration, PDF] to prevent the US military [JURIST report] from surrendering translator and accused kidnapper Mohammad Munaf, a US citizen, to Iraqi officials to face the death penalty. Munaf was … [read more]

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