The ICC case, which follows the destruction of religious and cultural monuments in Mali, is in one sense the first of its kind.
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| Posted by Kathryn J. Hesman on Tue. October 13, 2015 2:01 PM
Categories: Africa, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, Iraq, Islamic State, Syria, Terrorism, UNESCO, United Nations
While the world was focused on the media surrounding terrorist attacks in Paris, France, another Islamic terrorist organization, Boko Haram, massacred 2,000 residents of Baga, Nigeria. The terroristic acts of Boko Haram are not new for the terrorist organization considered the second deadliest in the world, only behind the Taliban.
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Posted by Christina L. Anderson on Fri. February 6, 2015 8:29 AM
Categories: African Union, Insurgency, International Human Rights, Terrorism
The current military commission system came into place when
President Obama signed the Military Commissions Act of 2009. The use of military commissions is nothing
new in the United States. Military
commissions have been used since the Revolutionary War, when General George
Washington put into place a Board of General Officers in order to determine
whether a former soldier was a spy for Great Britain. There has been great debate over whether the
detainees of Guantanamo and other detainees are being afforded due process of
the law in these military commissions and whether military commissions have ever
been successful in practice.
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| Posted by Zachary P. Ainsztein (Zach) on Fri. February 14, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Symposium, Terrorism
On October 5, 2013, US Navy SEALS entered Somalia to capture Kenyan national Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, whose al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly
attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Considering that U.S. embassy operations are suspended in Somalia, and the United States is not engaged in a direct military
conflict with Somalia, was the raid legal?
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| Posted by Max P. Biedermann on Wed. February 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, AUMF, Customary International Law, Kenya, Somalia, Syria, Terrorism