Who Should Prosecute?
The Challenge of International Terrorism, The Response of International Law


The Emory International Law Review and the Emory Center for International and Comparative Law bring noted speakers to campus to discuss the challenge of terrorism and the appropriate response of international law.

The question of how to prosecute alleged terrorists has emerged as a deeply entrenched problem in both the law and politics of the United States. It is by no means a problem confined to the United States, but is one that spans the globe just as the threat of terrorism does. As countries struggle to determine the best legal paradigm for addressing international terrorism, a number of questions are raised. Most importantly, who should prosecute?

This symposium will approach the question from comparative and historical legal perspectives to query whether the framework of international law is appropriate for prosecuting alleged terrorists, and if so, how that framework is best applied.

All events are free and open to the public.


Comparative Perspectives
Searching for the Proper "Internationalism" in Law: Comparative Perspectives on Domestic and International Jurisdiction in Difficult Cases—Terrorism, Autonomy, Self-Determinism

Dr. Rainer Nickel, University of Frankfurt am Main
Reflections on the German Approach

Professor Randall Peerenboom, La Trobe University Melbourne & Oxford University Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
Reflections on the Chinese Approach

Friday, February 19, 12:30 - 2:30PM, Tull Auditorium, Emory Law


Historical Perspectives
Partisans, Pirates, and Pancho Villa: How International and National Law Handled Non-State Fighters in The "Good Old Days" Before 1949 and Their Applicability to the "War on Terror"

The Hon. Evan Wallach, U.S. Court of International Trade & New York Law School

Charles Shanor, Emory University School of Law

Monday, March 1, 12:30 - 2:30PM, Hunter Atrium, Emory Law


Keynote Lecture
Are International Tribunals the Right Response to Terrorism?

Amos Guiora, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah


Monday, March 15, 4:30 - 6:00PM, Faculty Library G575, Emory Law

A wine and cheese reception will begin at 4:00PM in the Faculty Library. A book signing will follow the lecture.


Practical Challenges

Michael Kelly, Creighton University School of Law

Laura Olson, The Constitution Project

Johan van der Vyver, Emory University School of Law

Tuesday, April 6, NOON - 2:00PM, Faculty Library G575, Emory Law