Human Rights First posted: Today [a post on 25 May 2011], the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a hearing titled, “Holding Criminals Accountable: Extending Criminal Jurisdiction to Government Contractors and Employees Abroad” addressing the need to clarify criminal jurisdiction over U.S. contractors. Human Rights First has long called for legislation that would clarify U.S. criminal law over contractors for serious abuses committed[.]
In order to address this problem, Human Rights First supports passage of the Civilian Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (CEJA), legislation that was introduced in the 111th Congress and is anticipated to be reintroduced this year. The bill would clarify and expand U.S. criminal jurisdiction over U.S.
Here is a link to Huffington Post on the issue.