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10 February 2009

Obama Backs Off a Reversal on Secrets [USA]

Author: John Schwartz, New York Times

In a closely watched case involving rendition and torture, a lawyer for the Obama administration seemed to surprise a panel of federal appeals judges on Monday by pressing ahead with an argument for preserving state secrets originally developed by the...

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28 April 2009

Suit by 5 ex-captives of CIA can proceed, appeals panel rules [USA]

Author: Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times

The president cannot avoid trial of a lawsuit brought by five former CIA captives, who allege they were tortured, by proclaiming the entire case a protected state secret, a federal appeals panel ruled today…The lawyers argued that "the very subject...

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28 April 2009

US appeals court rules lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary by former captives of CIA over "torture flights" can proceed

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28 April 2009

[PDF] Binyam Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan

Author: US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

[Full text of decision by Court of Appeals overturning lower court's dismissal of lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen over alleged complicity in "extraordinary rendition" flights by the CIA that plaintiffs say led to their being tortured.]

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5 May 2009

Jeppesen lawsuit (re extraordinary rendition flights)

In May 2007, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing) under the Alien Tort Claims Act in US federal court.  The lawsuit was filed on behalf of five individuals who alleged that...

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26 July 2009

Secrets of CIA 'ghost flights' to be revealed

Author: Observer [UK]

Confidential documents showing the flight plans of a CIA "ghost plane" allegedly used to transfer a British resident to secret interrogation sites around the world are to be made public. The move comes after a…company accused of involvement in...

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1 October 2009

[PDF] Accountability for Private Military Contractors Under the Alien Tort Statute

Author: Jenny S. Lam, California Law Review

Despite heightened attention in recent years to PMC [private military contractor] accountability, commentators have largely ignored PMCs’ potential tort liability under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS,”…)…Ibrahim v. Titan Corp.28 and Saleh v. Titan Corp....

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28 October 2009

Ninth Circuit to Hear Government’s Appeal in Jeppesen Torture Case [USA]

Author: Daphne Eviatar, Washington Independent

The Obama administration just won a round in the lawsuit brought by five alleged torture victims against Jeppesen Dataplan, the Boeing subsidiary that allegedly helped the CIA transport detainees to countries where they’ were interrogated under...

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9 September 2010

US court rejects Binyam Mohamed torture case

Author: Haroon Siddique, Guardian [UK]

A US court has ruled narrowly that Binyam Mohamed, the British resident secretly rendered to Morocco by the CIA…, cannot sue over his alleged torture in overseas prisons because it would compromise national security. Mohamed was the lead plaintiff in...

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9 November 2010

Right Respect Report: The State Secrets Privilege and the Supreme Court

Author: Shannon Mackenzie Orr, Right Respect

...[A] set of corporate cases [before the US Supreme Court] may have important implications for human rights advocates around the world, General Dynamics Corp. v. United States...and The Boeing Company v. United States...[They] will address...the...

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