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]
December 24, 2012
by Blake Lynch
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday accused Palestinian military units located in Gaza of violating laws of war by firing rockets into populated areas of Israel. These laws of war prohibit focused attacks on civilians and civilian structures or attacks that distinguish between civilians and ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday urged all involved parties to end the recent escalation of violence in Gaza and Southern Israel and to respect obligations to protect civilians under international law. Pillay expressed extreme concern over the continued use of ...[read more]
May 4, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 4, 2011, International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo announced that an investigation had uncovered enough evidence to allow him to pursue warrants for Libyan leaders for war crimes and crimes against humanity. In March 2011, the ICC launched an investigation ...[read more]
July 21, 2011
by Erin Bock
Guinea authorities have arrested between 70 and 80 suspects accused of plotting an attack on President Alpha Conde Wednesday. Assailants launched rocket-propelled grenades at Condes' home, and three people were killed, including one of his bodyguards. The suspects include former army leader ...[read more]
January 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 30, 2008, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled that the Israeli government can continue to cut supplies of fuel and electricity to the Gaza Strip, rejecting legal challenges by human rights groups claiming that the blockade deprived Gaza residents of basic humanitarian needs in violation of ...[read more]
September 7, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
A Kenyan court on Monday convicted seven Somali pirates on charges related to the attack on a German naval supply ship in March 2009, sentencing them to five years in prison. According to prosecutors, the men attempted to hijack the ship using AK47 rifles and rocket propelled grenades, but the ...[read more]
February 18, 2010
by Matt Glenn
Eighty-five victims of rocket attacks in Israel have filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia seeking damages from Iran and Iran's central bank for for injuries suffered in the 2006 Second Lebanon War. The suit, filed Monday, claims that Iran, between 2001 and 2006... ...[read more]
February 17, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
Kaplan, et al. v. Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., US District Court for the District of Columbia, February 17, 2010 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on the Second Lebanon War... ...[read more]
January 13, 2010
by Amelia Mathias
Spanish Judge Fernando Grande-Marlaska ruled on Tuesday that Basque separatist group ETA had tried three times to assassinate former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar in 2001 but had failed. Grande-Marlaska detailed the three assassination attempts as part of a description of the alleged ...[read more]

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