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.
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|Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.19.Sp19|
|Email list: LAW.611.19.Sp19@sakai.duke.edu|
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - Public Interest
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