United States President Barack Obama’s new call to transfer detainees from Guantanamo and wind down the “war” with al-Qaeda could jumpstart a US counterterrorism policy more consistent with US human rights obligations.
A joint statement in support by human rights and civil liberties groups of the Targeted Lethal Force Transparency Act would give the public and all members of Congress much-needed information about drones.
The United Statesshould heed calls issued on March 27, 2014, by an important UN human rights body to ensure that its surveillance activities are consistent with the right to privacy, both within and outside its borders
America has carried out at least 400 drone strikes since US President Barack Obama took office, reportedly killing upwards of 2,600 people, according to independent research groups – reveals Letta Tayler.
A deadly US drone strike on a December 2013 wedding procession in Yemen raises serious concerns about US forces’ compliance with President Barack Obama’s targeted killing policy, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
United States targeted airstrikes against alleged terrorists in Yemen have killed civilians in violation of international law. The Obama administration should provide its full legal rationale for targeted killings in Yemen and elsewhere.
The United States has been ratcheting up drone strikes against alleged members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen as worrisome reports are emerging that these attacks are not living up to the higher standards that President Obama promised.