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2013-06-25 23:15:50

The legal, policy, and ethical questions presented by the United States’ use of unmanned aerial vehicles to target suspected terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and beyond will be put on trial by law and international affairs experts in the next World on Trial episode. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 World on Trial, an international human rights television and web program produced by Penn State Law, begins filming its second episode on June 26. The program will feature Judge James E. Baker...

2013-02-28 08:26:26

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ethics & International Affairs the quarterly journal of Carnegie Council, is pleased to announce the publication of its spring 2013 issue. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130228/DC67894) Special offer! Cambridge Journals is giving away free access to its entire 2012 journal content--including Ethics & International Affairs--until March 5! All you have to do is register. If you miss the March 5 date, selected...

2012-12-08 05:02:00

The U.S. is the only member of NATO that is not a States Party to the Mine Ban Treaty, and the only country in the Western Hemisphere, aside from Cuba, that has not joined. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 At the Twelfth Meeting of States Parties to the Mine Ban Treaty, the United States observer delegation stated that the U.S. will be announcing the outcome of its three-year review of its landmine policy–and whether or not it will join the...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

80% of youth ages 12-17 think there should be more education about these rules before they are old enough to vote and enlist in the military WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new American Red Cross survey reveals that only 1 in 5 American youth is familiar with the Geneva Conventions, while 4 in 5 think that the U.S. should better educate young people before they can vote and enlist in the military. These rules protect civilians in conflict zones, allow safe passage...

2010-03-05 13:19:00

Human rights organization appalled at administration's reported decision to try detainees in military courts after proclaiming they would be tried in federal courts; sends wrong message to friends and foes WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Larry Cox, Amnesty International USA executive director, issued the following statement in response to news reports that the Obama administration is considering to try 9/11 detainees in military commissions after stating that the men would...

2008-12-05 16:38:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ninety-four (94) countries -- including most U.S. NATO allies -- signed a Convention on Cluster Munitions treaty banning cluster bombs in Oslo, Norway. The U.S. was not present to join the majority of the world's nations in stopping the use of these weapons, which kill or maim mostly civilians and children. President-Elect Barack Obama has said he supports initiatives to minimize civilian casualties from conventional weapons, including cluster...

2008-12-03 08:46:00

OSLO, Norway, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 80 countries - including most U.S. allies in NATO - began signing a treaty banning cluster bombs in Oslo, Norway today. The U.S. government is not there and the Bush administration has refused to join the majority of the world's nations in stopping the use of these weapons, which kill or maim mostly civilians and children. President-Elect Barack Obama has said he supports initiatives to minimize civilian casualties from conventional...

2008-08-08 09:00:32

By Mike Melia Associated Press By Mike Melia Associated Press GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A U.S. military jury gave Osama bin Laden's driver a surprisingly light sentence Thursday, making him eligible for release in just five months despite the prosecutors' request for at least a 30-year sentence to deter would- be terrorists. Salim Hamdan's sentence of 5 1/2 years, including five years and a month already served at Guantanamo Bay, fell far short of the life sentence he could have...

2008-08-06 21:00:02

WASHINGTON _ The government has been trying to prosecute and convict Salim Ahmed Hamdan for war crimes for five years. Wednesday, a Guantanamo Bay military jury found Hamdan guilty of supporting terrorism and he now faces life in prison. So, mission accomplished? Hardly. The conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver may have provided the Pentagon with a brief moment of certitude, something concrete it can point to as a success. But in reality, it's just another small step forward in...

2008-08-05 18:00:12

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba _ A military jury deliberated a second day without a verdict Tuesday in the case of Osama bin Laden's driver, Salim Hamdan, accused of 10 counts of conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. The jury of six officers got the case Monday after extensive closing arguments. They deliberated a total of six and half hours across both days before retiring for the night at this remote U.S. Navy base in southeast Cuba. Hamdan, 37, was captured in...