David Wippman

Vice Provost for International Relations and Professor of Law
Cornell Law School
Cornell University
Phone:  607-255-3416
Email:  david-wippman@postoffice.law.cornell.edu

Lecture summary:
This lecture will address some of the many law of war questions raised by the notion of a war on terrorism, including: Do the laws of war need revision? When should law enforcement efforts yield to war-fighting in the fight against terrorism? Under what circumstances should an armed conflict be deemed to exist for purposes of triggering the application of international humanitarian law? Who may be lawfully targeted in the war on terror, and where should those accused of criminal law offenses in that war be tried? Who may be detained and for how long? What means may be used to interrogate those suspected of terrorist acts?

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