Professor Madeline Morris to testify before Senate Foreign Relations Committee

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Duke Law Professor Madeline Morris testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Friday, July 21, 2006 regarding the ratification of the United States - United Kingdom extradition treaty.

Professor Morris is an expert in public international law and, in particular, international criminal law and international criminal jurisdiction. She currently serves as advisor to the chief defense counsel for the detainees at Guantanamo in their proceedings before U.S. military commissions, United States Department of Defense, and is director of Duke Law School’s Guantanamo Defense Clinic.

Professor Morris has served as senior legal counsel, Office of the Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone; has provided consultation to the U.S. State Department, Office of War Crimes Issues; has served as advisor on justice to the president of Rwanda, as special consultant to the secretary of the U.S. Army, as co-convenor of the Inter-African Cooperation on Truth and Justice program, and as consultant and adjunct faculty member of the U.S. Naval Justice School. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative. Professor Morris teaches and has published widely in the areas of public international law, international human rights, international criminal law, and international criminal jurisdiction.

Professor Morris will be available for interviews following the hearings on July 21. For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Frances Presma at (919) 613-7248 or

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