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December 31, 2011
Updated on June 3, 2014 In the current version of the Guantanamo military commissions: Defendants in military commissions, who were tried ex-post facto for conduct such as “material support...
December 31, 2011
Science shows torture is counterproductive.  Although pain is commonly assumed to facilitate cooperation, scientific research suggests abusive questioning – including sleep deprivation and...
August 31, 2011
As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) moved from the House to the Senate a growing chorus of opposition emerged regarding the bill’s detainee provisions. The final bill did not fix...
June 13, 2011
What you need to know about sectarian violence in Egypt.  Download
April 30, 2011
National security experts agree: torture did not lead to bin Laden. Download
February 28, 2011
According to news reports, more than 140,000 refugees have fled Libya in the wake of ongoing turmoil, a number that is expected to grow in the coming days and weeks. UN officials on the ground along...
December 31, 2010
Why is the Refugee Protection Act of 2011 important? The United States has a proud history of providing refuge to victims of persecution. This tradition is a core component of this country’s...
December 31, 2010
The vast majority of U.S. private contractors do their jobs conscientiously and courageously - often putting their lives at risk in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. But there have been a series...
December 31, 2010
Why the United States needs to clarify U.S. criminal jurisdiction over U.S. Contractors fielded abroad. Download
March 31, 2010
Mass atrocities are organized crimes whose perpetrators need money, weapons,transportation, and other means to commit widespread and systematic violence against civilians. A country,...

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