After September 11, 2001, the CIA embarked on a highly classified program of secret detention and extraordinary rendition.
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A summary of the main events in a nine year search for justice by Khaled El-Masri, the victim of a mistaken CIA counterterrorism operation.
A ruling from the European Court of Human Rights considers the impact of a UN terrorism sanction list on the rights of an individual in Switzerland.
The new guidelines are welcome, yet they present the avoidance of civilian casualties more as an optional doctrine to achieve better military results, rather than a legal obligation that soldiers must obey.
The veto of a freedom of information request for details of government discussions on the 2003 invasion of Iraq favors the principle of cabinet confidentiality.