Thursday, January 31, 2013

Symposium on Guantanamo Bay: What Next?

On Friday, February 22, 2013, the Southern Illinois University School of Law is hosting a symposium entitled, "Guantanamo Bay: What Next?"  The symposium will explore some the current issues surrounding the remaining detainees at Guantanamo Bay, including the constitutionality of the military commission trials as currently constituted, the role of international law and tribunals in international detention law and policy, and some of the evidentiary and ethical issues involved in representing detainees or the government in these cases. 

William Lietzau, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Rule of Law and Detainee Policy, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), will provide the keynote address, entitled, "Detention in 21st Century Armed Conflict."

Other speakers include:

Associate Professor Christopher Behan, Southern Illinois University School of Law and former Associate Professor at the Judge Advocate General's School in Virginia

Professor Cindy Buys, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Associate Professor Benjamin Davis, University of Toledo College of Law, appointed DOD observer for Guantanamo military commission tribunals 

Associate Professor David Frakt, Visiting at University of Pittsburgh, former lead defense counsel, DOD Office of Military Commissions

Professor David Glazier, Loyola Law School, former research fellow at the Center for National Security Law and US Navy Surface Warfare Officer 

Associate Professor Eric Jenson, Brigham Young University, former US Army Cavalry Officer and Judge Advocate

Professor Michael Strauss, Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies, Paris, France

Capt. Edward White, JAGC, US Navy, Head of Motions and Appeals Sections, Office of Chief Prosecutor, DOD Office of Military Commissions

For more information, or to register for the symposium, go to the events page.  There is no fee for attendance and CLE credit is being offered.


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