Category Archives: Legal

A Primer on Legal Developments Regarding Private Military Contractors

A Primer on Legal Developments Regarding Private Military Contractors By Faiza Patel Friday, July 18, 2014 at 4:30 PM Recent events again have raised the issue of accountability for alleged human rights violations by Blackwater, the most notorious of the … Continue reading

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Witnesses Testify Against Ex-Blackwater Colleagues in Case of 2007 Iraq Killings

National Desk; SECTA Witnesses Testify Against Ex-Blackwater Colleagues in Case of 2007 Iraq Killings The New York Times By MATT APUZZO 16 July 2014 WASHINGTON — As a line of Blackwater armored trucks pushed through heavy traffic away from the … Continue reading

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Determining the Status of Private Military Companies Under International Law: A Quest to Solve Accountability Issues in Armed Conflicts

Determining the Status of Private Military Companies Under International Law: A Quest to Solve Accountability Issues in Armed Conflicts P.R. Kalidhass Jawaharlal Nehru University – Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS) June 29, 2014 Amsterdam Law Forum, Volume 6, Spring … Continue reading

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Private military contractors, war crimes and international humanitarian law

Private military contractors, war crimes and international humanitarian law

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Blackwater Case Tests DOJ Authority Over Contractors Abroad

Blackwater Case Tests DOJ Authority Over Contractors Abroad Share us on: By Erica Teichert Law360, Washington (June 19, 2014, 4:43 PM ET) — As the trial began this week in Washington federal court against four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors accused … Continue reading

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Blackwater Murder Trial – The Short Answer

Associated Press The Short Answer Blackwater Murder Trial 11:39 pm EST Jun 18, 2014 By Andrew Grossman Four former guards for security contractor Blackwater USA–now called Academi–are on trial in Washington for an array of charges related to a September … Continue reading

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DC Circ. Won’t Reconsider DynCorp’s Win In Chemical Suit

DC Circ. Won’t Reconsider DynCorp’s Win In Chemical Suit Share us on: By Brian Mahoney Law360, Washington (July 15, 2014, 12:10 PM ET) — The D.C. Circuit has declined to reconsider its decision affirming a lower court victory for DynCorp … Continue reading

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Leahy, Price Introduce Legislation To Hold American Contractors Overseas Accountable Under U.S. Law

Leahy, Price Introduce Legislation To Hold American Contractors Overseas Accountable Under U.S. Law July 14, 2014 WASHINGTON (MONDAY, July 14, 2014) – Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Congressman David Price (D-N.C.) renewed their partnership on bicameral legislation … Continue reading

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D.C. Circuit Protects Attorney-Client Privilege In Internal Corporate Investigations

D.C. Circuit Protects Attorney-Client Privilege In Internal Corporate Investigations Mondaq Business Briefing By Robert Bittman 14 July 2014, (c) 2014 Mondaq Ltd The appellate court clarifies that internal corporate investigations are subject to the attorney-client privilege where one of the … Continue reading

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Barko v. Halliburton—How the D.C. Circuit’s decision reaffirms the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations

The Contractor’s Perspective Barko v. Halliburton—How the D.C. Circuit’s decision reaffirms the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations By Kevin McCart and Steven A. Neeley Jr. on July 10th, 2014 The attorney-client privilege applies with equal force to internal investigations today … Continue reading

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