Terrorists and Detainees: Do We Need a New National Security Court?
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the capture of hundreds of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban fighters, we have been engaged in a national debate as to the proper standards and procedures for detaining "enemy combatants" and prosecuting them for war crimes. Dissatisfaction with the procedures established at Guantanamo for detention decisions and trials of detainees for war crimes by military commissions, and concerns about the feasibility of conducting major terrorism trials in regular Article III courts, have led to proposals to establish a special National Security Court. This new court, which would have greater flexibility to conduct non-public proceedings than do the regular federal courts, could make or review status and detention decisions and/or conduct trials of suspected terrorists. The conference will discuss the pros and cons of establishing such a new federal court, and what jurisdiction should be assigned thereto.
Sponsored by the Program on Law and Government and The Brookings Institution
Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)
CLE Accreditation will be applied for
CLE Registration - $50
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