September 29, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday denied the habeas corpus petition of suspected terrorist and US citizen Shawqi Omar, allowing him to be transferred to Iraqi custody. Omar, detained by the US military in Iraq, had filed the petition arguing that the transfer ...[read more]
September 28, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Omar, et al. v. Geren, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, September 28, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Shawqi Omar... ...[read more]
March 25, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Sharon Bradford Franklin: 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 seek judicial review of their detentions through habeas corpus. The United States government argues that the Ame... ...[read more]
March 24, 2008
by JURIST Staff
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 ...[read more]
February 13, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Aziz Huq: 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 for... ...[read more]
February 12, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Giovanni Di Stefano: The decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit in the recent case of Shawqi Omar confirms the submissions we made in the cases of Saddam Hussein, Barzan Al Tikriti and Awwad Al Bandar; namely that the US government cannot use the question of jurisdi... ...[read more]
February 10, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
A US Justice Department spokesman said late Friday that the federal appeals court decision giving suspected Iraq terrorist Shawqi Omar the right to argue his case before a US court will inappropriately interfere with the executive branch's prerogative to prosecute a war. Omar, who th... ...[read more]
February 9, 2007
by Tom Henry
Omar v. Harvey, US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, February 9, 2007. Read the full text of the ruling. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
February 9, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled unanimously Friday that US citizen and suspected terrorist Shawqi Omar has a right to argue his case before a US court. In a simultaneous 2-1 decision, the court upheld last year’s District Cour... ...[read more]
September 11, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Lawyers for the US Department of Justice told a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Monday that the court lacked the power to prevent the case of an American held in Iraq from being transferred to the Iraqi courts. The American, Shawqi Omar, has dual US and ...[read more]

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