The Hamdan Case and Conspiracy as a War Crime: A New Beginning for International Law in the Us
Posted: 29 Feb 2008
Date Written: July 2006
In the Hamdan decision, Judge Stevens, writing for the majority, addressed the boundaries of the law of war and specifically whether the conspiracy charge lodged against Hamdan constituted a violation of this body of customary international law. The Supreme Court persuasively held that conspiracy does not constitute a war crime.
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