Category Archives: Legal

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths

Blackwater mercenaries face justice for bloodbath in Baghdad that caused 14 civilian deaths Four employees await the verdict of a US court for 2007 killings DAVID USBORNE  Sunday 31 August 2014 It has been seven years since guards with the … Continue reading

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Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’

Blackwater trial: Defense attorney says Iraqi police ‘scrubbed scene’   This June 11, 2014, file photo shows former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaving federal court in Washington after the start of his first-degree murder trial. Slatten and three other … Continue reading

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Bashir Najib National Transportation Services

Bashir Najib National Transportation Services B-408308.21: Aug 20, 2014 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 6 pages) Contact: Ralph O. White (202) 512-8278 WhiteRO@gao.gov   Office of Public Affairs (202) 512-4800 youngc1@gao.gov Bashir Najib National Transportation Services (BNN), of Kabul, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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East Silk Route Logistics, LLC

East Silk Route Logistics, LLC B-408308.22: Aug 18, 2014 Summary View Decision View Decision (PDF, 8 pages) Contact: Ralph O. White (202) 512-8278 WhiteRO@gao.gov   Office of Public Affairs (202) 512-4800 youngc1@gao.gov East Silk Route Logistics, LLC (ESR), of Kabul, Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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Behind the Blackwater Trial

Behind the Blackwater Trial BY Quynhanh Do | Aug. 27, 2014 | 2:27 A look at why the case of four Blackwater guards, accused of murdering 17 Iraqis in Nisour Square on Sept. 16, 2007, has taken so long to … Continue reading

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Blackwater Trial Reaches Emotional and Legal Climax as Prosecution Rests

Blackwater Trial Reaches Emotional and Legal Climax as Prosecution Rests By Dan Roberts, Guardian UK 28 August 14 Controversial case, which will go to jury next week, is one of few in which US forces have been tried for civilian … Continue reading

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Could Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges?

Could Foreigners Who Serve in Israeli Army Face War Crimes Charges? Palestinians Push for Action Under International Law getty images Hero or Criminal? Thousands thronged the funeral for American Max Steinberg, who died serving in Israel’s war in Gaza. But … Continue reading

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Trio to stay in India as police appeal decision

Trio to stay in India as police appeal decision Hull Daily Mail By Danny Longhorn 19 August 2014 E YORKS:Crew released from jail but not free to leave country InShort Three East Yorkshire ex-servicemen are to remain in India after … Continue reading

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Defense Rests in Blackwater Trial

Defense Rests in Blackwater Trial WASHINGTON — Aug 25, 2014, 6:04 PM ET By PETE YOST Associated Press Four Blackwater security guards on Monday rested their defense in the shootings that killed or wounded more than 30 Iraqis seven years … Continue reading

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A Tour de Horizon of Issues on the Agenda of the Mercenaries Working Group*

Minnesota Journal of International Law Summer, 2013 22 Minn. J. Int’l L. 324 Article: A Tour de Horizon of Issues on the Agenda of the Mercenaries Working Group* * The full title of the Working Group is “The Working Group … Continue reading

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