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Legal Opinions

Ever since 2003 and invasion of Iraq, the PMOI has initiated an extensive international campaign, recruiting world level experts in International Law to establish the certain fundamental rights of the residents of Ashraf. To this end, one of the most basic arguments was introduced by several distinguished jurists with international recognition led by Professor Cherif Bassiouni that the residents of Ashraf did not participate in the Iraq’s hostilities and therefore they are non-combatants and are “protected persons” under the law of the war.

David Kilgour is a human rights activist, author, former lawyer and Canadian politician
Legal opinion on situation of Ashraf City Posted on September 1, 2008 I. IHL gives rise to obligations on the U.S. to protect PMOI members…
M. Cherif Bassiouni, Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University
Legal Opinion on the Legal Status under International Law of the Members of the People’s Mojahedins Organization of Iran  Presently in the Territory of Iraq…
Guy Goodwin-Gill is a barrister and a professor of public international law at Oxford University and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.
Legal OpinionThe Protection of Members of the People's Mojahedin Organization ofIran (PMOI) under International Law Gus S. Goodwin-GillProfessor of International Refugee LawAll Souls CollegeUniversity of…
Gordon Slynn, Baron Slynn of Hadley GBE PC QC was a British jurist specialising in European and International Law, and a former judge of the European Court of Justice and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary
Joint Opinion in the PMOI case By the Rt Hon. The Lord Slynn of Hadley, and Jean-Yves de Cara; Professeur agrégé des Facultés de droit…
Prof Marco Sassoli, Lecturer at the Law Faculty, the University of Geneva. Chairman, Board of the Geneva Academy of Human Rights-  Dr Siobhán Wills Lecturer in the Law Faculty and the Centre for Criminal Justice andHuman Rights, University College Cork
The Legal Obligations of the United States to Protect the Members of the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran now in Camp Ashraf Prof Marco Sassoli…
During more than 36 years of legal practice, Steven M. Schneebaum has refined his skills in the two critical service areas for which people and businesses seek lawyers: sensitive counseling, relating clients’ objectives to legal concepts, and effective advocacy to promote those objectives. These are the two fundamental commitments of Steven M. Schneebaum PC.
The United Nations Must Work to Preventthe Illegal Constructive Refoulement of the People of Ashraf Steven M. Schneebaum GREENBERG TRAURIG LLP Washington, D.C.25 May 2010…
Eric DAVID, Professor and President of the Centre of International Law at the Free University of Brussels
Whether the United States is under an obligation to protect members of thePeople's Mojahed in Organisation of Iran (PMOI) in Iraq? Legal Opinion Eric DAVID…
Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni is an Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught from 1964-2012. He has served in numerous United Nations positions and served as the Consultant to the US Department of State and Justice on many projects.
Introduction Just before the end of President George W. Bush's second term, the UN Security Council resolution authorizing US operations in Iraq as part of…
Mahmoud Cherif Bassiouni is an Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University where he taught from 1964-2012. He has served in numerous United Nations positions and served as the Consultant to the US Department of State and Justice on many projects.
Introduction: Executive Summary Article 21 of the Constitution of Iraq sets out the basic rules for extradition and the grant of political asylum. In particular,…

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Two Misguided Reports

  • HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH Report
    On 18 May 2005, the US based Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) issued a 28-page report (“the HRW Report”) concerning the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (“PMOI / MEK”).  Entitled ‘No Exit: Human Rights Abuses Inside the MKO Camps’, the HRW Report was essentially based on 12 hours of telephone interviews with 12…
  • Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    Courting Disaster, A response to Rand report on People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran
    The RAND National Defense Research Institute published in July 2009 the report The Mujahedin-e Khalq: A Policy Conundrum for the Multi-National Force-Iraq, Task Force 134 (Detainee Operations). The report focuses on the circumstances surrounding the detention of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MeK) at Camp Ashraf and “whether MeK members were taken into custody…