WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investig...
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Our state of affairs goes against a pinnacle of American justice, equality before law, facilitating everything from war crimes, to torture, to domestic spying, to a predatory, ravenous Wall Street that feeds on the middle class with impunity.
When it comes to legal accountability for private military and security contractors there are two categories to choose from, and they both have proble...
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to dismiss the manslaughter and weapons charges against the four defendants Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, Dustin Heard and Donald Ball and has declined to comment.
It was the 2007 Nisour Square Blackwater killings, not Wikileaks, that derailed plans for U.S. troops to stay on in Iraq.
Today we look at is another law journal article. It is noteworthy not only for its content and recommendation, but also for its author.
The article i...
By Melina Milazzo and Daphne Eviatar
Law and Security
On September 16, 2007, Blackwater Worldwide (now Xe) private security contractors working for ...
There will be no trial and thus the central issue, whether the Blackwater guards were innocent or guilty of killing unarmed civilians, will never be examined.
Congress needs to pass legislation that will close the legal vacuum in which private military and security companies are operating.
As Blackwater gets sued again today for an alleged civilian killing in Iraq, new allegations surface about the company's continued presence there--using different corporate names.
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