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Entries by Human Rights First from 07/2010

Guantánamo: Fair? In Our Best Interest?

| Posted 07.01.2010 | Politics

I attended a military commission hearing in the case of Noor Uthman Muhammed, a forty-something year old Sudanese man who is accused of being a member of al Qaeda.

Why We Need to Look Back in Order to Move Forward

| Posted 07.07.2010 | Politics

President Obama has repeatedly stated that it's important to look forward, not backward. The United Kingdom's new Conservative Prime Minister, however, begs to differ.

Obama's First Guantanamo Conviction Demonstrates Failure of Commissions

| Posted 07.09.2010 | Politics

By Renée Schomp, Law and Security It took only two and a half hours here at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on Tuesday for a detainee to enter a guilty plea in...

Child Soldier To Boycott Military Commission Proceedings in First Trial under Obama

| Posted 07.14.2010 | Politics

By Nicole Karlebach, International Policy Fellow Omar Khadr appeared before Military Judge Patrick Parrish in Guantanamo Bay this week to confirm his...

Naomi Campbell, Blood Diamonds, and the Big Picture

| Posted 07.14.2010 | World

Diamonds may prove not to be a girl's best friend later this month as the model Naomi Campbell travels to the The Hague to testify at the U.N.-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Oversight, Accountability Needed for Contractors in War Zones

| Posted 07.20.2010 | Politics

The Washington Post launched a series looking into the U.S.' national security industry. They found an unwieldy system of companies that work in secret with little oversight on counter-terrorism.

Eight Year Anniversary of U.S. Torture Memos - Time is Ticking on Accountability

| Posted 07.30.2010 | Politics

By Melina Milazzo, Pennoyer Fellow, Law and Security program This Sunday will mark eight years to the day in which lawyers in the Office of Legal Cou...