The Legality of Extrajudicially Killing an American Citizen

Anwar al-Awlaki

On Friday, Sept 29, 2011 a U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed two U.S. citizens, al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki and al-Qaeda magazine editor Samir Khan.  A secret Justice Department memo authorized the targeting of al-Awlaki, which, according to senior intelligence official, was necessary for the CIA to proceed with the extrajudicial killing of an American. … Read more

UN Principles of Corporate Responsibility Fall Short

The UN recently adopted a set of guiding principles based on the dual responsibility of governments and companies to protect human rights against corporate abuse, but it misses the mark. Why don’t we hold businesses to a higher standard? Who should be responsible for setting the proper standards for corporations? Summary: Governments and companies have … Read more