Required Readings

Session 1: Stemming the Tide of Extremism: The Role of Democratic Values and the Rule of Law

JESSICA STERN AND J.M. BERGER, ISIS: The State of Terror 2015

John C. Dehn,  Transnational Self-Defense: Human Rights-Based Transnational Counterterrorism Norms (abstract)

Claire Finkelstein, Contemporary Armed Conflict and the Non-State Actor (abstract)(article)

Karen Greenberg, Center on National Security at Fordham Law. Case by Case: ISIS Prosecutions in the United States, 2016

Duncan MacIntosh, The Rule of Law and the Laws that Rule: Considerations Towards a Special Status for Rebels (abstract) (article)

“The Islamic Response to the Government’s Nine Accusations”, Joint statement of the 9/11 military commissions accused, 2009.

 

Session 2: From the PLO to Saudi Arabia:  The Effectiveness Using Civil Suits to Combat State-Sponsored and Organizational Terrorism

In re Terrorist Attacks on September 1, 2001, No. 03-MDL-1570, slip op. (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2015) (Opinion Granting The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and The Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina Motion to Dismiss)

Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, Pub. L. No. 114-222 (2016)  2040, 105th Cong.

After Rejecting Obama Veto, Lawmakers Now Have Doubts About 9/11 Lawsuit Bill, FORTUNE, Sept. 30, 2016

Sokolow et al v. Palestine Liberation Organization et al, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 15-3135 slip. op. (2d Cir. Aug. 31 2016) 

Klinghoffer v. PLO, 937 F.2d 44, 19 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 1277, 1991 AMC 2751, 1991 U.S. App. Decision.

 

SESSION 3:  FOLLOWING THE MONEY: IDENTIFYING AND COMBATING THREAT FINANCING

The Center for Analysis of Terrorism, ISIS Financing, 2015.

European Commission/US Treasury: Joint Report on Threat Financing. 2013. 



SESSION 4:  PROSECUTING TERRORISTS: LESSONS LEARNED FROM MILITARY COMMISSIONS, ARTICLE III COURTS, INTERNATIONAL COURTS, AND AD HOC TRIBUNALS

Adam Thurschwell, What is a Terrorism Trial? (abstract)

John G. Baker,  Defending the Rule of Law: The Military Commissions Defense Organization, THE CHAMPION, Sept-Oct. 2015

Laura Donohue, Terrorism Trials in Article III Courts, 38 Harv. J. L. & Pub. Pol. 2015

Seamone, Evan, Counting the Ripples:  The Challenge of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction to Prosecute Non-State Actors (abstract)

Sandra L. Hodgkinson Are Ad-hoc Tribunals an Effective Tool for prosecuting International Terrorism Cases? 24 Emory Int’l L. Rev. 515 (2010)

Guenael Mettraux, International Crimes And The Ad Hoc Tribunals 3-4 (2005) (Chapter 1: The Creation and Jurisdiction of the ad hoc Tribunals

Timothy Waters,  Yezidis v. ISIS at the ICC: Why the fight for Genocide Charges is an Uphill Battle, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Mar. 29, 2016

Excerpts from Al Bahlul v. United States, No. 11-1324, 767 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2014) 

 

Session 5: Prosecuting Perpetrators of Sexual Violence :  Can the Criminal Law Be an Effective Deterrent of Sexual Violence in War?

Shayna Rogers, Sexual Violence or Rape as a Constituent Act of Genocide: Lessons from the Ad Hoc Tribunals and a Prescription for the International Criminal Court, 48 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 265 (2016).

United Nation’s Human Rights Council, “They Came to Destroy’: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis.” U.N. Doc. A/HRC/32/CRP.2 (June 15, 2016)

Rape and Sexual Violence, Chapter 16, The Geneva Conventions in Context: A Commentary, with Indira Rosenthal, eds. Prof. Clapham, Prof. Geata and Prof. Sassoli, Oxford University Press (2015)

Kevin Govern, Rape As An Act Of Terrorism: Overcoming Impunity With Legal Prescription and International Prosecution. (Abstract)

Session 6: Looking in the Mirror: Are There Benefits to Domestic Adherence to the Rule of Law in the Fight Against Terrorism?

Matt Apuzzo, Sheri Fink & James Risen, How US Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds, N.Y. TImes, Oct. 9, 2016

Douglas A. Johnson, Alberto Mora & Averell Schmidt, The Strategic Costs of Torture: How Enhanced Interrogation Hurt America, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2016 at 121.

Christopher Fuller, Killing to Save Life: Human Rights Law and the Protection of the Right to Life (article)

Joshua Andresen,  Putting Lethal Force on the Table: How Drones Change the Alternative Space of War and Counterterrorism (article)

ROBERT H. WAGSTAFF, TERROR DETENTIONS AND THE RULE OF LAW: US AND UK PERSPECTIVES 114-146 (2014) (Chapter 5: The Rule of Law)