January 16, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, says that the Obama administration must place an enhanced focus on disclosing its drone policy...Our government executes death sentences against people who have not been charged, tried or sentenced in a ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, argues that the new wave of lawsuits regarding the NDAA stem from the poor detention policies of the US...This week, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will consider whether to stay US District ...[read more]
May 30, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, explains that federal judges will continue to strike down terrorism laws that are overly broad...Last week, Judge Katherine Forrest decided that the US government's scheme for detaining terrorism suspects ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, argues that the decision to use the legal classification of "enemy combatant" does not justify the US policy of targeted killings...Earlier in the week, in a speech at Yale Law School, the Pentagon's chief ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, argues that the death of Muammar Gaddafi may constitute a war crime under international standards and represents multiple missed opportunities for true justice by the parties involved...The single most ...[read more]
June 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Gabor Rona of Human Rights First says that the recent visit to the US by German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlights a fundamental difference between the US and Europe in the interpretation and application of international law in the war on terror... Germany and the ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
Gabor Rona: "Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is committing atrocities against his people. His armed forces, police and mercenaries have been reported to be systematically targeting civilians in a misguided attempt to quell public demonstrations for democratic reform. A week ago, UN Secretary ...[read more]
October 15, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Gabor Rona: On October 9, the Department of Justice announced the transfer of Guantanamo detainee Khalid Abdullah Mishal al Mutairi, to his home state, Kuwait. On July 29, 2009, a federal court ruled that al Mutairi may no longer be detained under the Authorization for the Use of Milita... ...[read more]
March 18, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Gabor Rona: Last Friday, the Obama administration for the first time articulated in court its vision of authority to detain persons who are now being held at Guantanamo. The government's brief in the In Re: Guantanamo Bay Detainee Litigation case in the District Court of the District of... ...[read more]
February 17, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Gabor Rona: For some rule-of-law fans the toasting is over and it's already the morning after. The new administration's recent decision to continue the Bush line that torture victims' claims should be dismissed in order to preserve unspecified state secrets was a shock... ...[read more]

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