December 15, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, filed a lawsuit in the Superior Court of Connecticut Monday, alleging that the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting were negligent. The lawsuit names manufacturer Bushmaster, ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Army Col. James Pohl on Thursday stepped down from the trial of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. Pohl, the chief judge at the Guantanamo military court, stepped down in ...[read more]
June 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Department of Defense (DOD) on Monday approved the war crimes trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi, a former leader of al Qaeda's army between 2002 and 2004. The former CIA captive has been held at Guantanamo Bay since 2007. The official charge sheet alleges, among other things, that al-Hadi was ...[read more]
March 12, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Israeli Knesset on Wednesday approved a bill that would draft previously exempt individuals, including ultra-Orthodox men, into the military. Security Service Bill (amendment No. 19), 2014, also known as the Enlistment Bill and the Equal Service Bill, was approved in its third reading by a ...[read more]
February 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
Colonel James Pohl recessed the first military commission session of the year on Monday because Saudi prisoner Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri may want to fire his lawyer. Nashiri faces terror charges in connection with the al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole in 2000, which killed 17 American service members. ...[read more]
November 25, 2013
by Addison Morris
UN Special Rapporteur Sheila Keetharuth on Monday urged the Eritrean government to respect its obligation to human rights, and called for protection for the hundreds of thousands of citizens currently fleeing the country for safety. It is mandatory that young Eritreans, both male and female, serve ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants disability claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by in-service sexual trauma at significantly lower rates than it has granted claims for PTSD arising from other causes, says a report released on Thursday by the American Civil ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Peter Snyder
Qatar based news service Al Jazeera will take legal action against the Egyptian military government according to a press release issued Thursday. Al Jazeera has accused the regime of detaining journalists without charges or on politically motivated charges, raiding Al Jazeera offices, confiscating ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The Hague Court of Appeal on Tuesday blocked the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani terror suspect to the US because of "uncertainty regarding the US involvement in the torture of K." Sabir K. was arrested in Pakistan In 2010 and tortured by Pakistani secret service before being expelled to the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Due to the controversial nature of DADT, it was the subject of numerous legal challenges during its lifespan. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has dismissed two lawsuits challenging DADT, one brought by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) in 2006 and the other filed by 12 ...[read more]

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