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Legal News
3 Dec 2013
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on counterterrorism Ben Emmerson [official profile] on Monday stated that he plans to launch an investigation [Guardian op-ed] into the surveillance activities of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) [official websites]. Emmerson posed questions regarding the political and legal … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

Allegations of harsh interrogations and torture have been consistent in the decade since Guantanamo Bay began housing prisoners. Former detainees subsequently voiced abuse accusations, including Sami-al-Leithy, Murat Kurnaz, Mohammed El Gharani, Mubarak Hussain bin Abul Hasim and Binyam Mohamed. Detainees still being held at the facilities have made similar claims, … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] referred charges [press release] to a military commission on Wednesday against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounders]. Mohammed, along with Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] Wednesday marked the tenth annivesary of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder]. On January 11, 2002, 20 detainees arrived at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, imprisoned as the first "enemy combatants" in the War on Terror declared by the US after 9/11 [JURIST backgrounder]. The 20 men were the … [read more]


Legal News
16 Aug 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Philippine President Benigno Aquino III [official website] on Tuesday urged lawmakers to enhance a controversial anti-terror law by removing provisions that deter authorities from using the law. The Human Security Act (HSA) [text, PDF], signed [JURIST report] in 2007 by then-president Gloria Arroyo, authorizes the 72-hour detention of suspects … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jul 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] Top Republican lawmakers on Wednesday urged [press release] US President Barack Obama to define terror suspect interrogation, detention and prosecution procedures. In a letter [text, PDF] to the president, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee [official website] Howard McKeon and other officials from the Intelligence, Judiciary, Foreign Relations, … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The Obama administration has brought Somali terror suspect Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame to the US to face a civil trial in New York, a decision that has sparked harsh criticism. Warsame was captured by US forces in April [CNN report] somewhere in the Gulf region and detained on a US … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jun 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] Thursday defended his plans to prosecute terror suspects in federal civilian courts, responding to harsh criticism from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) [official website] urging two Iraqi-born terror suspects in Kentucky be sent to the Guantanamo Bay military detention facility. Holder … [read more]


Legal News
31 May 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] on Tuesday announced that military prosecutors have sworn charges [press release] against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four other alleged 9/11 conspirators being held at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. The DOD said Mohammed along with Muhammad Salih … [read more]


Legal News
28 May 2011
by John Paul Putney

[JURIST] UN human rights expert Martin Scheinin [official profile] called on the Transitional Government of Tunisia Thursday to reform the counter-terrorism [press release] law to comply with international human rights law. Scheinin, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, called for accountability [full statement] for "human rights violations … [read more]


Legal News
6 May 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Human rights experts from the UN Commission for Human Rights [official website] on Friday called on the US to disclose further details [press release] on the killing of al Qaeda [JURIST news archive] leader Osama Bin Laden [WP obituary; JURIST news archive]. Special Rapporteurs Christof Heyns and Martin Scheinin … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2011
by Ann Riley

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] announced Monday that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and four other co-conspirators will be tried before a military commission [statement] for their roles in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Holder, who wanted the accused be tried before a federal civilian … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) [official website], along with five cosponsors, introduced legislation Thursday that would prohibit funding for civilian trials of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees and place restrictions on the transfer of detainees to foreign countries. The Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011 [S 551 … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Monday issued an executive order [text; fact sheet] allowing military commissions for Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archives] detainees to resume. New charges in the military commission system have been suspended since shortly after Obama took office in 2009. Monday's order also establishes … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jan 2011
by Daniel Makosky

[JURIST] The Obama administration may increase its use of controversial military commissions [DOD materials; JURIST news archive] for Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainees, according to a New York Times report [text] Wednesday. Per the report, administration officials plan to rescind an order issued on Obama's first day in office … [read more]


Legal News
11 Oct 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the Philippines [official website] on Friday unanimously upheld the constitutionality of the controversial Human Security Act (HSA) 2007 [text, PDF], ruling the petitioners lacked legal standing to challenge the law because it had not caused them any actual damage. In its decision, the court noted … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website] said during an interview [transcript] Sunday on CBS's Face the Nation that no final decision has been reached as to whether accused 9/11 conspirators, such as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], will be tried in civilian court or by … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2010
by Jonathan Cohen

[JURIST] The US government on Friday charged [indictment, PDF] two Brooklyn men with conspiracy to provide material support [18 USC § 2339B materials] to al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The two men allegedly received at least $50,000 for providing al Qaeda with "computer advice and assistance, services, and … [read more]


Legal News
30 Apr 2010
by Jonathan Cohen

[JURIST] The US government on Friday charged [indictment, PDF] two Brooklyn men with conspiracy to provide material support [18 USC § 2339B materials] to al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity backgrounder; JURIST news archive]. The two men allegedly received at least $50,000 for providing al Qaeda with "computer advice and assistance, services, and … [read more]


Legal News
9 Mar 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and counterterrorism Martin Scheinin [official website] on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to hold civilian trials for accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammed [JURIST news archives]. Scheinin called [Reuters report] the military commissions [JURIST news archive] system "fatally flawed" and said that … [read more]

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