Tag Archives: Detention

"Tough on Immigration" Means Boon To Private Detention Industry, But Not Without Controversy

This article from The New York Times sheds light on how some international security companies have been capitalizing on the more aggressive approach to immigration by countries. The article addresses how the increased crackdowns by countries such as the U.S., … Continue reading

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Libya opposition forces committing arbitrary detention, torture: HRW

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday expressed concern [press release] over the arrests of dozens of civilians by Libyan opposition authorities. HRW called on the National Transitional Council (NTC), the opposition ruling body in Libya with de … Continue reading

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ECHR finds Khodorkovsky conviction not political, but detention violated rights

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Tuesday found [judgment text] that former Russian oil executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky [defense website; JURIST news archive] did not prove his conviction for tax evasion and fraud were politically motivated … Continue reading

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Germany high court rules preventive detention unconstitutional

[JURIST] The German Federal Constitutional Court [official website, in German] ruled [press release] Wednesday that the preventive detention of prisoners beyond the maximum sentences for their crimes is unconstitutional. The court held [judgment, in German] that the laws governing the … Continue reading

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Federal judge upholds detention of Yemeni Guantanamo inmate

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Friday denied [opinion, PDF] a petition for writ of habeas corpus of a Yemeni man currently detained at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive]. Judge … Continue reading

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