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Afghanistan/Pakistan

The Law Under Attack in Pakistan

Earlier this week, a suicide bomber outside a crowded hospital in Quetta, Pakistan killed at least 74 people and wounded dozens more. But Monday’s victims were not a random assortment of civilians waiting for medical care. Instead, the attack was designed to hit at the heart of Pakistan’s civil society—its legal community—and is likely to further undermine the tools necessary for governance in an increasingly chaotic country.

International Criminal Court (ICC)

Potential Implications of CENTCOM’s MSF Investigation on the ICC’s Preliminary Examination of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

CENTCOM’s report on the airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan will surely attract the attention of the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) Office of the Prosecutor (OTP).

congressional oversight

One Thing the NDAA Would Have Done, and Might Yet Do: Tweaking the Lethal Ops Oversight Framework

Granted, the NDAA FY'16 has just been vetoed, and there probably aren't enough votes in Congress to override.  But should it be the case that a deal gets worked out on the budget squabble, we may well see a version of it signed into law eventually.  What else is interesting about it, besides the GTMO transfer constraints?

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