December 10, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson on Tuesday called for the prosecution of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other government officials for the interrogation and torture of detainees. The statement follows the release of a US Senate committee ...[read more]
December 9, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly ...[read more]
December 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" employed during the Bush administration were "ineffective," according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. According to the report, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deliberately misled ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
Colonel James Pohl, the military judge presiding over the trial of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, on Monday ordered a mental health examination for the defendant to determine whether he is competent to stand trial. Nashiri is accused of masterminding the suicide bombing of the ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
The chief US military judge for the Guantanamo Bay 9/11 military commission trial has approved the US government's request for a protective order. The order, made public Wednesday, effectively blocks the public's access to accused 9/11 conspirators' testimony regarding the alleged use of " ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 24, 2008, the Department of Justice released several memos indicating that certain enhanced interrogation techniques, including waterboarding, are lawful, and those performing them lack the specific intent to be charged with torture. That same week, the 2007 Human Right Annual Report was ...[read more]
May 15, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 15, 2009, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Leon Panetta defended information the CIA provided to the US Congress on the use of interrogation techniques during the Bush administration. Panett'a comments came in response to allegations by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 14, 2009, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) misled the US Congress about the use of enhanced interrogation techniques under the Bush administration by explicitly stating that they were not utilizing the controversial technique known as ...[read more]
May 3, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted qualified immunity to former Bush administration official John Yoo over allegations of wrongdoing in relation to controversial memos asserting the legality of enhanced interrogation techniques. The lawsuit, brought by convicted ...[read more]
May 1, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 1, 2010, rallies were held across the US to protest the passage of the controversial Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, which would require law enforcement to question anyone whose immigration status appears reasonably suspect. The law would also grant enhanced powers of interrogation and ...[read more]

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