Obama Has Duty to Go after War Criminals

December 03, 2008 The Chicago Sun-Times

2 Pages Posted: 10 Aug 2013

Date Written: December 3, 2008


Some on President-elect Barack Obama's team wonder whether he will have the duty to prosecute or extradite persons who are reasonably accused of having committed and abetted war crimes or crimes against humanity during the Bush administration's admitted "program" of "coercive interrogation" and secret detention that was part of a "common, unifying" plan to deny protections under the Geneva Conventions. The short answer is "yes."

Keywords: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity, secret detention, "coercive interrogation"

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony and Paust, Jordan J., Obama Has Duty to Go after War Criminals (December 3, 2008). December 03, 2008 The Chicago Sun-Times, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2307125

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

Jordan J. Paust

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

4604 Calhoun Road
Houston, TX 77204-6060
United States

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