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Closing Guantánamo Bay Prison

October 05, 2022

Prof. Claire Finkelstein has co-authored a report that includes recommendations for closing Cuba’s Guantánamo Bay Prison and restoring the rule of law to the law of war.

Claire Finkelstein, Algernon Biddle Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, has co-authored a report entitled, “Beyond Guantánamo: Restoring the Rule of Law to the Law of War.” Finkelstein is the Faculty Director of Penn’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL), which produced the pathbreaking report in partnership with the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

From The Daily Pennsylvanian:

The group of contributors, made up of over 30 national security and counterterrorism experts, was led by Finkelstein and Harvey Rishikof — the former director of military commissions and convening authority at the U.S. Department of Defense.

Finkelstein, the founder and academic director of CERL, started the center in 2012 to establish a community at Penn dedicated to promoting the rule of law in modern governance. Since its founding, CERL has established a wide network of expertise and a robust summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students interested in rule of law issues of national security and transnational conflict.

Before the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the topic of Guantánamo last year, CERL released the 13 recommendations that would later be expanded upon in the 200-page report, according to Finkelstein… .

Finkelstein, an expert in national security, is also a distinguished research fellow at the Annenberg Public Policy Center and a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). Her current research addresses national security law and policy and democratic governance with a focus on related ethical and rule of law issues.

Read the full piece at The Daily Pennsylvanian.