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Will $21 Million Somalia Judgment Be the Last of Its Kind?

Katie Redford | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
Katie Redford

This week, a group of Somalians subjected to torture and other human rights abuses by the Somalian regime received a measure of justice before a U.S. federal district court. This year, will the U.S. Supreme Court allow such cases to continue?

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Finds Palestinian Authority Immune From Torture Lawsuit | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The family of a Palestinian American killed while in the Palestinian Authority's custody cannot sue the organization, the Supreme Court ...

The Hypocrisy (and Holes) in U.S. Torture Laws

Valerie Brender | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Valerie Brender

What happens when a country with a strong constitutional and statutory history of bringing torturers to justice suddenly discovers that its officials were the perpetrators?

Is There a War Criminal Living in Your Backyard?

Pamela Merchant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pamela Merchant

If you live in our nation's capitol, one of your neighbors is Mohamed Ali Samantar, the former Minister of Defense for Somalia under the brutal Siad Barre regime. Is he above U.S. law?