August 21, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International (AI) released separate statements Wednesday condemning the execution of US journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as a war crime. Foley was a ...[read more]
April 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled earlier this week that groups seeking information through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) can immediately appeal if their request is denied or unanswered. The court held that FOIA requires agencies to review responsive ...[read more]
November 14, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday retracted a contempt of court charge filed against Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf after approving notification of his compliance with a June directive that ordered the revival of corruption charges against President Asif Ali Zardari. Pakistan's ...[read more]
February 10, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
James Connell, defense lawyer for suspected 9/11 conspirator Ali Abdul Aziz Ali, filed suit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday challenging an order for military officials to read all legal correspondence between the lawyers of the suspected 9/11 conspirators and ...[read more]
January 12, 2012
by Jamie Reese
Chief Defense Counsel for Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunals, Colonel J.P. Colwell on Sunday ordered attorneys under his command not to comply with rules requiring military officials to review all legal correspondence between lawyers and the detainees accused of involvement in the 9/11 terror ...[read more]
December 28, 2011
by Jamie Davis
Navy rear Adm. David Woods, commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, has proposed a new rule that would require military officials to review all legal correspondence between lawyers and the detainees accused of involvement in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the AP reported Tuesday... ...[read more]
March 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday that the Uzbekistan government has ordered the closure of the advocacy group's Uzbek office. HRW learned from the Uzbekistan Supreme Court on March 10 that, after maintaining a presence in the country for 15 years, it would have to vacate its offices in ...[read more]
January 21, 2011
by Yuriy Vilner
Gerolf Hagens: "On November 4th, 1950 the European Convention on Human Rights was brought to life; 13 countries (including Ireland, the United Kingdom, Greece and the Netherlands) signed the convention in Rome. Over time, 47 countries have joined the Council of Europe, which promotes human ...[read more]
January 25, 2010
by Ann Riley
Zimbabwe’s high court Monday struck out evidence from a key witness in the trial of Zimbabwe Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party treasurer and deputy agriculture minister-nominee Roy Bennett. Peter Michael Hitschmann was called as the attorney general’s main witness against Bennett... ...[read more]
September 5, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Barry Steinhardt: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials have a legitimate power to search for contraband goods crossing national borders. But searching laptops is not a search of goods. It is a search of a storehouse of information- private correspondence, financial and medical recor... ...[read more]

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