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  1. Experts pan US for disappointing human rights record

    msnbc.com04/21/2015 - 16:22

    ... Experts at the forum, which took place at Hunter College and previewed the country’s upcoming human rights review by the United Nations, acknowledged that the U.S. is not typically considered an egregious human rights abuser.…

  2. The Defense department's insubordination on closing Guantanamo

    The Hill, by Wells Dixon04/09/2015 - 00:00

    "American military doctrine is clear: when a superior officer identifies a lawful strategic objective, forces under his or her command must work to achieve it without delay.  When it comes to Guantánamo, however, the Pentagon…

  3. CIA Officials Knew Rendition Victim Was 'The Wrong Guy,' Kiriakou Reveals

    Common Dreams04/07/2015 - 13:21

    Arar's U.S. lawyer, CCR's Maria LaHood, told the Canadian Press that she hoped Kiriakou's revelations would bring about long-overdue atonement. "He's never received an apology from the United States... His name continues to be smeared," LaHood…

  4. Palestine at the International Criminal Court: An Opportunity for Justice

    The World Post, by Katherine Gallagher04/01/2015 - 00:00

    "Today the state of Palestine officially became the 123rd state party to the International Criminal Court (ICC). This demonstrates not only that Palestine undeniably exists but that it is committed to operating among the community…

  5. Lawyers: University of Illinois broke professor's contract

    Chicago Tribune04/01/2015 - 00:00

    "Lawyers for a professor who contends he was wrongly denied a position at the University of Illinois argue that the school had a binding contract with him when it told him he wouldn't get the job, according…

  6. Salaita files response to University’s attempt to dismiss civil lawsuit

    The Daily Illini04/01/2015 - 00:00

    "Steven Salaita is fighting back against the University’s action to dismiss his civil rights lawsuit against the Board of Trustees, University administrators and unnamed donors.

  7. Salaita lawyers: 'No doubt' that UI, prof had agreement for employment

    News Gazette03/31/2015 - 00:00

    "Lawyers for embattled Professor Steven Salaita have fired the latest round in his employment lawsuit against the University of Illinois, rebutting the UI's motion to dismiss the case. ..." Read the full piece here.

  8. Anti-Semitism Charge Increasingly Leveled Against Student Advocates for Palestinian Human Rights

    Huffington Post - College by CCR cooperating attorney and PSLS staff attorney, Lz Jackson03/30/2015 - 00:00

    "Anti-Semitism remains a very real problem. The line of questioning put to UCLA student Rachel Beyda during her confirmation hearing for a student government position was inappropriate, and yes, anti-Semitic in its raw form. So are the…

  9. SHU-shifting: An update on and overview of the Ashker v. Brown class action

    San Francisco Bay View03/28/2015 - 00:00

    "Some nine months after allowing certification of two classes in Ashker v. Brown(N.D. Cal. No. C 09-5796 CW), Judge Claudia Wilken issued her written order granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File a Supplementary Complaint on…

  10. Pardiss Kebriaei on msnbc on Guantanamo report

    msnbc03/23/2015 - 16:40

    Report: Recidivism on the rise for former Gitmo detainees A new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence shows an uptick in the rate of recidivism among former Guantanamo Bay detainees released during…