Appeals Court Rules Victims of Torture at Abu Ghraib May Sue Private Military Contractor CACI

By: Monday June 30, 2014 4:10 pm

A United States federal appeals court overturned a ruling by the US District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia and decided that victims of torture at Abu Ghraib may sue CACI Premier Technology, Inc.

The district court had ruled that the US Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Shell/Royal Dutch Petroleum had closed off any potential lawsuit by the four Iraqi civilians—foreign nationals, who say they were tortured and mistreated by both American civilian and military personnel while in detention

 

The Deeper Meaning of Mass Spying in America

By: Saturday June 15, 2013 5:20 pm

The exposure of the Obama regime’s use of the National Security Agency to secretly spy on the communications of hundreds of millions of US and overseas citizens has provoked world-wide denunciations. In the United States, despite widespread mass media coverage and the opposition of civil liberties organizations, there has not been any mass protest. Congressional leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as top judges, approved of the unprecedented domestic spy program.

Even worse, when the pervasive spy operations were revealed, top Senate and Congressional leaders repeated their endorsement of each and every intrusion into all electronic and written communication involving American citizens. President Obama and his Attorney General Holder openly and forcefully defended the NSA’s the universal spy operations.

Do Private Military Contractors Have Impunity to Torture?

By: Wednesday December 21, 2011 4:15 pm

Unbelievably, in 2011 this question has not yet been settled in the courts of the United States. Human rights attorneys are headed back to court in the coming month to argue that, yes, victims of war crimes and torture by contractors should have a path to justice. Attorneys from my organization, the Center for Constitutional Rights, along with co-counsel, are representing Iraqi civilians who were horribly tortured in Abu Ghraib and other detention centers in Iraq in seeking to hold accountable two private contractors for their violations of international, federal and state law.

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