A summary of the background of the repatriation controversy and the stakes of the situation in the wake of the ECtHR’s H.F. v. France judgment.
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While cautious in its legal reasoning, the European Court of Human Rights ruling was a limited victory for advocates of repatriation. States are constrained by their human rights commitments—even on the most sensitive national security issues.
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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed Bilal Abdul Kareem’s suit against Gina Haspel, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and others. Judge Karen Henderson threw the case out for lack of Article III standing.
On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to evaluate U.S. policy toward Syria. The committee will hear testimony from Joel Rayburn, the deputy assistant secretary of state for Levant affairs and the special envoy for Syria.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here or below:
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