611.19 Readings: The Guantanamo Conundrum

The detention of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base has been ongoing for sixteen years.  Of the 40 detainees still held at Guantanamo, two have been convicted after trial by military commission, and eight have charges pending for trial by military commission.  The Supreme Court has yet to rule on the most fundamental constitutional, international-law, and law-of-war questions raised by these detentions and military commission proceedings. 

This one-credit readings course will focus on those questions.  The class will examine the underlying constitutional, policy, and international-relations dilemmas involved, identify the set of potential resolutions, and consider the ramifications of each.

The course will be graded on a credit/no credit basis, with the assessment based on attendance, active participation in class discussion, and a 10--page paper.  

Spring 2019

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Madeline Morris
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.19.Sp19
Email list: LAW.611.19.Sp19@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice