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Creation of a National Security Court

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials  /  Comments Off on Creation of a National Security Court

By: Sarah Watkins Following the recent terror attack in New York, President Donald Trump expressed his desire to send the suspected perpetrator of the attack, Sayfullo Saipov, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While his press secretary later told reporters that President Trump was merely signaling his support for the action, not advocating it, and New York […]

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The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and Implications on Foreign Sovereign Immunity

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, International Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials  /  Comments Off on The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and Implications on Foreign Sovereign Immunity

By Robb Davies Following the enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in September 2016, U.S. law permits litigants to sue foreign states tied to acts of terrorism committed in the United States. Its passage amended the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), which previously restricted such litigation to claims against foreign states […]

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Pressure on Jordan: Refusal to extradite mastermind of deadly 2001 Sbarro suicide bombing in Jerusalem contravenes international law and agreements

By   /  October 28, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Experts, Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  Comments Off on Pressure on Jordan: Refusal to extradite mastermind of deadly 2001 Sbarro suicide bombing in Jerusalem contravenes international law and agreements

By Michelle Munneke, J.D. 2017, American University Washington College of Law. In March of this year, Jordan expressed its refusal to extradite the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, Ahlam Ahmad Al-Tamimi, to the United States to face charges.[1] The attack killed 15 people, including two Americans, and injured another 122, […]

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Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By   /  October 8, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, News & Events, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Legal Implications of Detaining the Latest American Enemy Combatant

By Annica Mae Mattus It is around four weeks since the Department of Defense announced an American citizen is being detained by American forces as an enemy combatant after surrendering to Syrian Democratic Forces, but no additional details have since been made. This is not the first time that an American citizen has been detained […]

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The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Featured, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By Natalie Holland On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof attacked the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, North Carolina where he shot and killed nine people with the intention of provoking a race war. Later that year, on December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and seriously […]

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