Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Drone Warfare Panel Monday, November 1

Drone Warfare, Targeted Killings, and the Law of Armed Conflict
Monday, November 1 at 11:45 AM
Caplin Pavilion
BBQ will be served!

Prof. Bob Turner
UVA School of Law
On August 30, 2010 the American Civil Liberties Union filed a petition (2010 WL 3478666) in the D.C. District Court on behalf of the Yemeni father of Anwar Al-Aulaqi, who according to media reports is on a list of al Qaeda members who may be killed on sight. Al-Aulaqi is a U.S. citizen and has been linked by U.S. intelligence to two of the September 11th hijackers, along with Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day last year, as well as Major Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people last November at Fort Hood, Texas.

Does the President have the legal authority to target a U.S. citizen? What are the implications for international law and the law of armed conflict, and what are the implications for U.S. foreign policy? Please join the J.B. Moore Society and The Federalist Society for this important and timely panel discussion. Expert panelists include: