October 23, 2012

IRR News Report

Winter 2003

Midyear Meeting Agenda Includes War Crimes and Enemy Combatants

Civil liberties protections will be a major theme of Section activities at the ABA 2003 Midyear Meeting in Seattle, Wash. In addition to holding its winter Council meeting, the Section will sponsor two resolutions in the House of Delegates, hold a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program on the law of war crimes, and host a reception for the presentation of its Third Annual "Robert F. Drinan Distinguished Service Award."

The Section Council will meet from 9:00 a. m. to 3:30 p. m. on Friday, Feb. 7, and from 9:00 a. m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Westin Seattle Hotel. Following the Council meeting on Friday, the Section will sponsor a CLE program entitled, "Bringing Saddam Hussein to Justice: Examining the Law of War Crimes," from 4:00 p. m. to 5:30 p. m. at the Westin. Using Iraq as a case study, this program will focus on the means available under international law to bring war criminals to justice.

Other Section-related activities during the Midyear meeting include a reception and presentation of the Section Service Award to Jack Curtin ( see related story, p. 3) and sponsorship of ABA House of Delegates proposed resolutions concerning congressional oversight of government surveillance and handling of enemy combatants ( see related story, this page).

For more information on the Section's Midyear Meeting events, contact the Section office at 202/662-1030.