July 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navy Pillay on Thursday expressed deep concern over the harsh sentences and detention of peaceful human rights advocates in Saudi Arabia in recent months. In particular, Pillay expressed concern over the sentence imposed upon Saudi human rights activist and ...[read more]
July 2, 2014
by Addison Morris
A Chilean court ruled Monday that US military intelligence services provided information that led to the arrests, and eventual executions, of two Americans in 1973. According to the ruling, former US Navy Captain Ray Davis gave information to the Chilean officials that was used in the arrest of ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Five veterans of the Vietnam War filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut accusing the military of failing to upgrade the discharges of veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The complaint, which names the US Army, Navy ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A Spanish court on Wednesday acquitted three individuals charged with sinking the Bahamas-flagged oil tanker Prestige 11 years ago, finding no criminal liability. The three-judge court determined that the ship sank due to poor maintenance and repair rather than the action of the individuals. The ...[read more]
September 29, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Mexican lawmakers must reform the nation's military justice system to combat human rights abuses committed by army and navy personnel, Amnesty International (AI) urged Friday. AI reports that the number of enforced disappearances in the nation has increased drastically since the federal government ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) on Monday filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accusing the US government of committing human rights violations in Vieques island, part of Puerto Rico. The petition was filed on behalf of 10 Vieques residents who have cancer ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Marine Corps on Friday released Sgt. Lawrence Hutchins III after the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces overturned his murder conviction. In the June 26 decision, the court reversed the Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) decision holding that while the attorney-client ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Edsel Tupaz of the The Law Offices of Tupaz & Associates argues that the US Seventh Fleet must be held liable for the destruction of the Tubbataha Reefs...On Wednesday April 17, 2013 a number of public interest groups, led by two bishops, environmental experts, human ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 27, 1794, the Senate passed and the president signed the Navy Armament Act of 1794, officially sanctioning the US Navy. The legislation was passed after years of debate over whether or not Congress should sanction a navy for the Executive Branch to administer. The act officially permitted ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Abu Dhabi Federal Appeal Court on Monday upheld the sentences of 10 Somali pirates convicted of highjacking a UAE-owned bulk-carrier ship. In April 2011, the men reportedly commandeered the MV Arrilah-1 as it hauled aluminum in the Arabian Sea en route to Dubai from Australia. The pirates ...[read more]

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