Category Archives: Legal

Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable?

Will These 2 Court Cases Finally Hold Our Torturers Accountable? They may confirm that since torture is a war crime, it can never be a policy option. By David Cole May 10, 2016 Soldier walks through Abu Ghraib A US … Continue reading

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Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who will bear responsibility?

Torture at Abu Ghraib: Who will bear responsibility? A federal court is reexamining whether a civilian contractor can be sued for incidents of torture or whether the US military was ultimately responsible. By Story Hinckley, Staff May 12, 2016 Save … Continue reading

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Ex-Fox News Commentator Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Dents Benghazi Cottage Industry

Ex-Fox News Commentator Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Dents Benghazi Cottage Industry May 18, 2016 By domani spero in CIA, Contractors, Court Cases, Defense Department, Federal Agencies, Govt Documents, Hall of Shame, Huh? News, Media Tags: Benghazi, Benghazi cottage industry, Human … Continue reading

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International Corporate Criminal Liability for Private Military and Security Companies—A Possibility?

International Corporate Criminal Liability for Private Military and Security Companies—A Possibility?

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Law’s Impunity: Responsibility and the Modern Private Military Company

Law’s Impunity: Responsibility and the Modern Private Military Company

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U.S. Court Grapples with Abu Ghraib Torture Question: Who Was Responsible—the Torturers or U.S. Military?

U.S. Court Grapples with Abu Ghraib Torture Question: Who Was Responsible—the Torturers or U.S. Military? Friday, May 13, 2016 Major General Geoffrey Miller testifies at Abu Ghraib congressional hearing, 2004 (photo: Alex Wong, Getty/AFP) By Larry O’Dell, Associated Press RICHMOND, … Continue reading

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Torture is not a policy choice

Torture is not a policy choice May 11, 2016 By Zachery Morris Twelve years after horrific photos surfaced of U.S. soldiers torturing Iraqi civilians at Abu Ghraib prison, torture remains headline news. Disturbingly, the focus of this public conversation has … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers Allege Fraud in Largest Outsourced Military Transportation Contract in US History

Whistleblowers Allege Fraud in Largest Outsourced Military Transportation Contract in US History Whistleblowers Help US Recover $13 Million in False Claims Act Settlement May 03, 2016, 13:26 ET from Hirst Law Group, P.C. DAVIS, Calif., May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Two … Continue reading

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DC Circ. Urged To Uphold Blackwater Guards’ Convictions

DC Circ. Urged To Uphold Blackwater Guards’ Convictions By Adam Sege Law360, Washington (May 4, 2016, 1:27 PM ET) — Federal prosecutors have asked the D.C. Circuit to uphold the convictions and sentences of four former Blackwater guards stemming from … Continue reading

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Should War Crimes Investigations be Privatized?

Should War Crimes Investigations be Privatized? 03.05.16 Stéphanie Maupas, correspondent in The Hague Bombed school in Taftanaz, Syria IHH/DR International Criminal Court (ICC) investigations have often failed owing to poor strategy and lack of State cooperation. This has provoked a … Continue reading

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