Archived posts from category ‘Legal’

Danger Room: U.S. Commandos in Afghanistan Face a New Battlefield: The Courtroom

LAGHMAN, Afghanistan — Coalition forces here have been hit hard in the past year. Bombings and gun battles have killed more than a dozen U.S. troops and wounded around 100 from Task Force Thunderbird, built around the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade.

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Terrorist Offenses and the ICC

Professor of law Tim McCormack gave a lecture in The Hague Asscher Institute about the possibility of terrorist offenses being prosecuted at The Hague International Criminal Court.

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Politico: Bin Laden Killing in a Legal Gray Zone

The early-morning raid that killed Osama bin Laden was, according to CIA Director Leon Panetta, “the culmination of intense and tireless efforts on the part of many dedicated agency officers.” Panetta also thanked the “strike team, whose great skill and courage brought our nation this historic triumph.”


10.03.10 Accused Serb War Criminal Karadzic Blames Bosnia Conflict on Muslims

The long, painful process of accounting for alleged war crimes stemming from the 1992-1995 Bosnian war continues. Two years after his arrest on a bus near Belgrade, 64-year-old Radovan Karadzic, former president of the Republika Srpska, stood before the U.N.’s International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague last week to defend himself against 11 counts of war crimes, including two for genocide.

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NATO Frigate’s Pirate Catch-and-Release

by DAVID AXE Somali piracy is a “complex legal issue linked to national law, international law and the law of the high seas,” NATO General Karl-Heinz Lather said last month. NATO has deployed five ships to do battle with pirates, and has advocated aggressive tactics, but legal complications have stymied forceful action. On Sunday, NATO’s [...]

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