August 21, 2011
by Daniel Richey
Former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks has filed an appeal with the UN Human Rights Committee complaining of multiple violations of international law stemming from his five-year incarceration at Guantanamo from 2002 to 2007. Hicks, an Australian national, is asking the Australian government to ...[read more]
August 21, 2011
by Daniel Richey
Attorneys for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday asked the US Supreme Court to uphold a controversial law that makes it illegal to falsely claim to be a decorated military veteran. The Stolen Valor Act, enacted in 2005, makes it a federal crime for an individual to "falsely ...[read more]
August 14, 2011
by Daniel Richey
An Egyptian criminal court on Sunday adjourned the trial of former interior minister Habib el-Adly. Judge Ahmed Rifaat ordered four recesses in the first three hours of the morning's proceedings in response to conduct by defense counsel that he believed was disruptive and disorganized. Defense ...[read more]
August 13, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of ex-Merrill Lynch executive James Brown stemming from his role in the Enron fraud scandal. Brown was indicted on five counts in 2003 stemming from a 1999 transaction in which Merrill took a $28 million equity interest in a facility of ...[read more]
August 13, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming on Friday struck down a set of administrative rules advanced by the Obama administration last year that placed stricter limits on environmental impact requirements of oil and gas drilling operations. Judge Nancy Freudenthal ...[read more]
May 20, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A coalition of more than 30 rights groups and development organizations in Cambodia issued an open letter Thursday urging the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) to embrace a greater degree of transparency. In the letter, the groups outline "grave concerns" that the highly ...[read more]
May 18, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A Palestinian human rights group released a report this week criticizing Palestinian Authority (PA) and Hamas security forces for violations of civil rights in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. In its newest annual report, the Independent Commission for Human Rights (ICHR) accuses the PA of ...[read more]
May 18, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A panel in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Monday denied a motion for pretrial release by former Khmer Rouge official Ieng Sary. Ieng, 85, served as deputy foreign minister under the Khmer Rouge regime during its reign in Cambodia from 1975-1979. Citing Rules 63(6-7... ...[read more]
April 21, 2011
by Daniel Richey
The US Department of Defense (DOD) announced Wednesday that high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri will be subject to capital charges and tried in a military court. According to the Pentagon, the chief prosecutor for the DOD's Office of Military Commissions plans to charge al- ...[read more]
April 14, 2011
by Daniel Richey
International maritime piracy reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2011, says a report released Thursday by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB). The ICC's piracy reporting center, which has monitored reports of maritime piracy 24 hours a day ...[read more]

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