The Rule of Law and the Global War on Terrorism:Detainees, Interrogations, and Military Commissions
Washburn University School of Law
1700 SW College Avenue
The U.S. Constitution was founded on the Rule of Law. The Global War on Terrorism has tested the limits of our constitutional values, posing unprecedented challenges for the U.S. legal system. Throughout these difficult times, the federal courts have been instrumental in upholding the Rule of Law. This symposium will examine legal implications of governmental actions taken in response to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Speakers and participants will reevaluate and reassess these complex issues to explore possible ways forward as our nation prepares for a new administration. Symposium themes are: - Setting the Conditions for the War on Terrorism - The U.S. Administration Responds: Detain and Interrogate - The U.S. Congress and Courts Respond: Detainee Treatment Act, Military Commissions, and Habeas Corpus - A New Administration: The Way Forward Please visit the event website for a complete list of speakers and schedule. Registration is complimentary but seating is limited.