December 25, 2014
by Brittany Felder
The Obama Administration announced on Wednesday that it plans to expedite the closing of Guantanamo Bay. Over the next six months the administration plans to transfer 64 detainees. President Obama has been in contact with the heads of several nations to facilitate the transfer. Currently the ...[read more]
October 9, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Libyan government lawyers on Tuesday urged International Criminal Court (ICC) judges to allow Saif al-Islam to be tried in Libya, promising a fair trial for the son of former leader Muammar Gaddafi. Libyan officials spoke during a hearing before the ICC, which is set to decide whether Saif al- ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Cox of the City University of New York School of Law says that the CIA should respond to the National Archives inquiry into the CIA's destruction of detainee interrogation tapes in order to prevent any further destruction of important records...The US Department of ...[read more]
February 8, 2012
by Katherine Getty
A judge in Milan ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will stand trial for publicly releasing a secret wiretap in 2005. The prosecution alleges that Berlusconi published the transcript of a tapped phone conversation in Il Giornale, a national newspaper owned by his ...[read more]
January 23, 2012
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Cox of the City University of New York School of Law says that the Kuwaiti national archives, which were taken by Iraqi forces in 1990, have still not been returned and keep the post-Saddam Iraq under a UN Security Council resolution aimed at having the documents ...[read more]
August 10, 2011
by Julia Zebley
California Governor Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law AB 459, an interstate compact which would deliver all 55 of California's electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote in a presidential election. However, the law will only go into effect if enough states to ...[read more]
November 12, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 12, 2007, The US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the White House to preserve all of its e-mail records by saving back-up disks. The order was a loss for the Bush administration, which had been fighting lawsuits brought by private advocacy groups Citizens for ...[read more]
October 29, 2010
by John Paul Putney
A Guatemalan judge on Thursday sentenced former National Police (NP) officers Hector Roderico Ramirez Rios and Abraham Lancerio Gomez to 40 years in prison for the 1984 forced disappearance of Fernando Garcia, based on evidence found in an abandoned NP archive discovered in 2005. In February, ...[read more]
August 31, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Federal judges responsible for handling Social Security disability claims and immigration hearings are petitioning for increased security measures after data released Monday shows they have been the targets of numerous threats. According to the report released by the Association of Administrative ...[read more]
August 14, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 14, 1941, US President Franklin Roosevelt and UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter. The charter became the foundation many post-World War II international organizations and arrangements. It affirmed the right of self-determination for colonized peoples, called ...[read more]

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