by Michael Scharf

by Michael Scharf “U.S. Lets Whistle-Blowers Lose Jobs,” read the front page headline in this morning’s newspapers (USA Today, March 14, 2007). Should we be concerned? Without government whistle-blowers who had the courage to go to the press, we wouldn’t know about the Watergate scandal in the 1970s or the Iran-Contra scandal in the 1980s.

by David Scheffer

by David Scheffer Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law Director, Center for International Human Rights Northwestern University School of Law David Scheffer has joined Northwestern Law as a faculty member holding an endowed professorship and serving as the new Director of the Center for International Human Rights. He teaches International Human

by Michael Newton

by Michael Newton Acting Associate Clinical Professor of Law Vanderbilt University Law School LL.M., J.D. University of Virginia LL.M. The Judge Advocate General’s School B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point Mike Newton came to Vanderbilt having previously served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Law, United States Military Academy. A highly

by Mark Drumbl

by Mark Drumbl Hicks has been sentenced. In an earlier post, I expressed my hope that the Hicks conviction and sentencing judgment would serve as a teaching moment regarding the heinousness of terrorist violence and its denunciation through rule of law.  I’m not so sure that has happened. Assuredly, the judge read the 35 admissions Hicks

by Greg McNeal

by Greg McNeal As the military commissions begin anew tomorrow, I’m struck by the dearth of coverage regarding the allegations against Detainee David Hicks, the first detainee to be tried under the military commissions process established by Congress after the Hamdan opinion ruled that the original commissions established by President Bush violated Common Article 3

by Michael Kelly

by Michael Kelly Thom Shanker and David Sanger are reporting in the New York Times today that both Defense Secretary Gates and Secretary State Rice advocated for Bush to shut down the enemy combatant detainee operation at Guantanamo Bay, citing Bush’s own public hope that it could be closed as well as the growing domestic/international

Documents Archive

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ICC prosecutor says Bush, Blair could face war crimes investigation

ICC prosecutor says Bush, Blair could face war crimes investigation Posted By Greg McNeal On March 22, 2007 @ 3:34 pm In Law Blog | 3 Comments UPDATE: Writing in the comments, GoochE320 says: “You should elaborate on what you mean by ’sovereignty issues.’…” First off, thanks to GoochE320 who is our first commenter!  Welcome

Child Soldiers and Military Commission Trials

Child Soldiers and Military Commission Trials Posted By Michael Scharf On November 14, 2007 @ 1:37 pm In Law Blog, International Criminal Law, Counterterrorism, Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Human Rights Law | 3 Comments By Michael Scharf and Margaux Day             While we applaud Colonel Davis for his integrity in resigning in the

Politics and the Military Commissions

Politics and the Military Commissions Posted By Greg McNeal On November 10, 2007 @ 2:02 pm In Law Blog, Counterterrorism, Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law | No Comments In a frank interview with the Canadian television program “The Verdict” Colonel Morriss Davis, the former Chief Prosecutor for the Department of Defense Office of Military