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May 10, 2010
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By C. Dixon Osburn, Law and Security Program DirectorCrossposted from Huffington PostFidel Castro is within spitting distance of this American outpost on Cuba, but don't come with any grand ideas of...
May 07, 2010
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By C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security programDoes threatening a prisoner with rape and death, even implicitly, mean that a court should suppress admission of a crime because those statements...
May 07, 2010
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The Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA), meeting in Geneva, announces its Laureate for 2010, Muhannad Al-Hassani, a Syrian lawyer who has bravely defended human rights...
May 07, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today decried proposed legislation that would strip United States citizens of their citizenship for "providing material support or resources to a foreign terrorist...
May 06, 2010
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By C. Dixon Osburn, Director, Law and Security programCross-posted at The Huffington Post.I had heard the reports before about torture and abuse of those captured by Americans after 9/11, but I had...
May 05, 2010
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Cross-posted at The Huffington Post. Photo Canadian Press. I was swimming at Girl Scout Beach on Guantanamo Bay after another full day of testimony in the hearing of Omar Khadr. He was the fifteen...
May 05, 2010
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Photo from cbsnews.com. Cross-posted at The Huffington Post As lawmakers in Congress duke it out over whether the Times Square bombing suspect ought to have been read his Miranda rights, it’s...
May 05, 2010
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Washington, DC Today as the Senate Homeland Security Committee tackled tough questions related to this past weekend's attempted Times Square Bombing and the capture of its alleged plotter, Faisal...
May 04, 2010
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The arrest of Faisal Shahzad, the suspect of the attempted bombing in Times Square, has sparked debate on "mirandizing" terrorist suspects.The FBI issued a statement on how they proceeded, in...
May 03, 2010
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Cross-posted at The Huffington Post. I am struck by the contrasts. The flight attendant said as soon as we landed, "Welcome to Guantanamo Bay. We hope you enjoyed your flight." Would she have said...

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