Law or War? How America Responds to Terrorists Attacks
Open Society Foundations - Open Society Institute
Where do we stand in the "war on terror?" Has President Barack Obama institutionalized and legitimated aspects of his predecessor's approach, or has he made significant changes? Two leading human-rights lawyers, David Cole and Jameel Jaffer, offer contrasting views of the Obama administration's human rights record in fighting terrorism thus far, and they reflect on the effectiveness of organizations such as the ACLU and Human Rights Watch in curbing the worst abuses. The panelists, both Open Society Fellows, will touch on such issues as Guantanamo, rendition, government secrecy and accountability for past abuses, drone warfare, and targeted assassinations.