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Law Enforcement

United Nations Issues Human Rights Guidance for Law Enforcement

The Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights issued new guidance related to “less-lethal weapons” including police batons, tear gas and tasers. The document is addressed to a wide array of stakeholders as it aims to cover all aspects of these weapons from design to use. The document is available here and below.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Chesney, Monaco, McCord, and Rasmussen on Domestic Terrorism

A couple of weeks ago, Lawfare and the Strauss Center for International Security and Law sponsored a series of panels at the Texas Tribune Festival. For this episode, we bring you the audio of our Tribfest event on domestic terrorism—what it is, how we define it, how we outlaw it, and what more we can do about it.

David Priess sat down with Bobby Chesney, Lawfare co-founder and professor at the University of Texas School of Law, and former U.S. government officials Lisa Monaco, Mary McCord, and Nick Rasmussen. 

The Ukraine Connection

White House Sought to Restrict Fiona Hill Deposition

The deputy counsel to President Trump responded to a letter from counsel for Fiona Hill, the former Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs for the National Security Council. The White House letter argues that Hill should not discuss any classified information or any details subject to executive privilege during her deposition before three House Committees handling the impeachment inquiry. The letter can be found here and below.

China

Doing Business in China: What the NBA Can Learn from Big Tech

A scandal involving an executive for an America’s professional basketball team has shown the American public the difficulties of working in the Chinese market. But this experience is hardly new. The technology sector has long struggled to navigate the public relations problems of expansion into China. The National Basketball Association can learn from the adjustments made by tech firms to do business responsibly in China. 

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Leah Sottile on Bundyville and American Radicalism

At his rally in Minneapolis earlier this week, President Trump received voluntary security from an unexpected source: the Oathkeepers, a far-right militia associated with the white supremacy movement. This isn’t the first time that the Trump administration has crossed paths with such groups, which have become more active in recent years. 

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