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Difficulties in Prosecuting Islamic State Members Under International Law

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  International, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

Since its emergence in 2013, The Islamic State has used increasingly violent tactics in an attempt to establish a worldwide caliphate.[i] The Islamic State is accused of committing crimes of unspeakable cruelty including mass executions, sexual slavery, rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, torture, mutilation, enlistment and forced recruitment of children, and […]

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Exporting Torture – The Legal Loophole of Extraordinary Rendition

By   /  November 10, 2015  /  International, National Security Law, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

On September 26, 2002, Maher Arar, a dual citizen of Canada and Syria, was en route from Tunisia to Montreal in order to attend a business function.[1]While switching planes at Kennedy Airport in New York, Arar was stopped and detained by Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) officials under the belief that he might have ties […]

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The Westgate Mall Attack Trial: Confusion, Accusations, and Delays.

By   /  October 29, 2014  /  International, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

On September 21, 2013, four gunmen stormed the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. After a harrowing four-day siege, 67 people were left dead and at least 23 were missing. A year later, however, the details of the deadly attack are still unclear. Initial press reports presented conflicting evidence. The government first said there were up […]

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