At Bloomberg Law, Prof. Claire Finkelstein urges Congress to act to ensure executive privileges are not used to cover up illegal government conduct
“Doctrines that enhance executive branch secrecy ultimately damage national security if they interfere with the ability of other federal branches to hold the executive branch to account,” writes Finkelstein.
At Smerconish, Prof. Claire Finkelstein evaluates Russia’s threat to treat foreign fighters as war criminals
“Russia’s claim that such volunteers may be prosecuted as war criminals simply by virtue of joining the fight is an even grosser distortion of the law of war.”
At Newsweek, Prof. Claire Finkelstein advocates for the ban of all Russian oil and gas imports, including into Europe
“The U.S. ban on Russian oil and gas imports will not be truly effective unless Europe participates.”
At the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Prof. Claire Finkelstein explores the issue of presidential immunity
“[I]mmunity from criminal prosecution for a sitting President would undermine all other forms of accountability …”
Prof. Claire Finkelstein urges the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the torture of Abu Zubaydah and encourage the government to waive the state secrets privilege
“How can we credibly criticize Putin for committing war crimes in Europe at the same time that we distort the law to cover up our own illegal conduct?” Finkelstein wrote.
Prof. Claire Finkelstein warns that foreign volunteers fighting for Ukraine would be ‘targetable by the enemy’ under international law: Military.com
Prof. Claire Finkelstein discusses Ukraine NATO membership as well as U.S. ethical, legal, and cybersecurity concerns
Finkelstein is a renowned expert in national security law and policy and democratic governance with a focus on related ethical and rule of law issues.
Finkelstein delineates three areas of military law and policy that President Biden should address to “begin to set the country on a path to restoring integrity to U.S. detention policy.”
At the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Prof. Claire Finkelstein argues that ‘violent nonstate actors are more properly thought of as civilians than combatants’
Finkelstein is an expert in national security law and policy and democratic governance with a focus on related ethical and rule of law issues.