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Is Targeted Killing Legal?

New York City Lawyers Chapter & International Law Practice Group

Start : Saturday, October 23, 2010 10:45 AM

End : Saturday, October 23, 2010 12:15 PM


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Location:
Fordham Law School
140 West 62nd Street
McNally Amphitheatre

Featured Speakers:
Benjamin Wittes
Mary Ellen O'Connell
Vincent J. Vitkowsky

Description:

Speakers:

  • Mary Ellen O'Connell, Short Chair in Law and Research Professor, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame; Chair, Use of Force Committee, International Law Association
  • Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution; Member of Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and the Law
  • Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Partner, Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP; Adjunct Fellow, Center for Law and Counterterrorism; Co-Chair, International Law Weekend (Moderator)


The Obama administration has increased the use of targeted killing of al Qaeda and Taliban leaders. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh has provided justifications under both the law of war and the inherent right of self defense. The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions has raised questions, including the geographical scope of the battle zone and the involvement of the CIA. The ACLU has challenged the targeting of American citizens. This panel will examine these and related issues under international and domestic law.

Registration details:
This Panel is part of International Law Weekend.
There is no registration fee for members of the Federalist Society.