July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On October 7, 2001, following the beginning of the War on Terror, the US military began detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. Many of those captured were designated "enemy combatants" — a label coined by the administration of President George W. Bush to denote their legal status as ...[read more]
November 11, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 11, 2004, the US military announced that the courts-martial of Sgt. Javal Davis, Spc. Sabrina Harman and Spc. Charles Graner, would be transferred from Baghdad to Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. No official reason for moving the court martial was given. All three soldiers faced charges ...[read more]
March 12, 2010
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says regularly constituted military courts-martial could be a plausible third option for federal prosecution of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban outside of federal district courts or US military ...[read more]
November 2, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The government of Pakistan plans to amend the Pakistan Army Act to include a provision enabling the army to court-martial civilians for certain offenses, Pakistan Attorney General Malik Qayyum said Friday. The offenses that could subject civilians to court-martial trials include abduction, use of ...[read more]
September 6, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
The Secretary of the Navy on Wednesday handed down letters of censure to three US Marine officers for improper performance of duties related to the reporting and investigation of the killings of 24 Iraqi civilians at Haditha in November 2005. A previous investigation into the officers' alleged ...[read more]
September 4, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday released new documents describing crimes committed by US soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan which show a pattern of US troops failing to follow the laws of interrogations and deadly actions, but also a pattern of troops believing ...[read more]
June 30, 2007
by Michael Sung
The Multinational Force-Iraq (MNF-I) announced charges Saturday of premeditated murder and wrongfully placing weapons with the remains of deceased Iraqis against US Army Staff Sergeant Michael A. Hensley and Specialist Jorge G. Sandoval, Jr. The two soldiers allegedly killed three unarmed Iraqis ...[read more]
April 12, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
A Philippine military tribunal sentenced 54 military officers to seven years and six months in jail Wednesday in connection with a failed mutiny in July 2003 in which 300 soldiers from elite special forces took over buildings in Manila in an effort to overthrow the government. More than 50 of the ...[read more]
February 13, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
A British judge issued a ruling Tuesday in the case of seven British soldiers facing court-martial for charges relating to the abuse of Iraqi detainees. Justice Stuart McKinnon ordered the ruling to remain private, however, until it is read to a military board of officers acting as a jury. Since ...[read more]
January 5, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The British Ministry of Defence said Thursday that nine soldiers videotaped beating Iraqi civilians in an incident in southern Iraq in 2004 will not face charges before military courts-martial. The Army Prosecuting Authority (APA) said that while there was enough evidence to bring assault charges ...[read more]

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