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View my op-ed published on JURIST Forum, Legal Aspects of ‘Operation Cast Lead’ in Gaza, where I argue that while self-defense (in the classic model) is the legal basis for Israel’s “Operation Cast Lead” against Hamas, the Israel Defense Forces’ re-articulation of...
The following article is posted from the JURIST-Forum, “A National Security Court: Restoring the Balance Between Security and Justice.” Although I very much enjoyed reading Professor Leila Nadya Sadat’s recent JURIST Forum op-ed Restoring America’s Rights Record, I...
View my essay, Military Commissions and National Security Courts after Guantanamo, Northwestern Law Review, Colloquy, 2008, written in response to Gregory S. McNeal’s article, Beyond Guantanamo, Obstacles and Options. Abstract: In the aftermath of 9/11, definitional uncertainty as to the...
View an op-ed I co-wrote with Dan Barr of Perkins Coie Brown & Bain published Nov. 8 in the Arizona Republic, “Anticipatory Self-Defense Key to Terror Fight.” In applying “lessons learned” from previous examples of anticipatory self-defense, we recommend that the...
This analyis was prepared by the Public International Law & Policy Group The arguments surrounding the recent Application for an Issuance of an Arrest Warrant by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for President Al Bashir of Sudan for crimes against humanity and genocide...
The Guardian is reporting today that the UK, France, China and Russia will be asking the UN Security Council to adopt a resolution blocking the International Criminal Court from continuing the effort to prosecute Sudanese President al-Bashir for Genocide in Darfur. ...
Don’t miss the AIDP American National Section’s Annual Conference: “The ICC and the Crime of Aggression” — September 26, 2008
Where should the line be drawn between “just war” and “war crime”? That is the question at the heart of the upcoming day-long AIDP American National Section’s annual conference at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Friday, September 26. The conference features two dozen of the...
We are pleased to announce that “Enemy of the State: The Trial and Execution of Saddam Hussein” (St. Martin’s Press), “a work of non-fiction written like a novel” by AIDP American National Section President Michael Scharf and Vanderbilt Law Professor Michael Newton, will be available tomorrow,...
View my article, Anticipatory Self-Defence and International Law—A Re-Evaluation, published in the Journal of Conflict & Security Law. Abstract Traditional state v. state war is largely a relic. How then does a nation-state defend itself—preemptively—against an unseen enemy? Existing...
Click here for more information on my panel addressing the prosecution of terrorism, videocast on September 11, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 am MST. Share ThisClick here for more information on my panel addressing the prosecution of terrorism, videocast on September 11, 2008 from 5:00-8:00 am MST. Share...