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Gross Income

The total income of an individual or business from all sources, before subtracting adjustments, exemptions, or deductions allowed by tax law.

Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004)

The U.S. Supreme Court case in which the Court ruled that people detained as enemy combatants had the constitutional right to challenge their detention before a neutral decision maker.

Full text: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld

Human Rights

Human Rights: An Overview

International human rights law began as a response to the horrors of war, in particular World War II, although the Geneva Conventions had begun earlier. The formation of the United Nations gave human rights...

Joint criminal enterprise

"Joint criminal enterprise" ("JCE") is a mode of liability created by judges on the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) that allows the tribunal to bring charges against members of a group responsible for [[wex:war crime][...


LGBT or GLBT is an abbreviation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. Gay is used to describe persons, especially men, who are romantically or sexually attracted to persons of the same sex. Lesbian is a preferred term for women who are...

sexual slavery

Sexual slavery refers to the systematic enslavement of an ethnic group for sexual purposes. When perpetrated as part of a systematic attack against a civilian population, sexual slavery is a crime against humanity triable at the International Criminal...