I. Torture

A. Senate Intelligence Committee Torture Report

  1. John Reed, The Senate Torture Report Should Name Victims (Wednesday, Dec. 3)
  2. Marty Lederman, Executive summary and conclusions of SSCI torture report to be released next Monday [UPDATED — or Tuesday] (Thursday, Dec. 4)

B. International Courts and Accountability

  1. Ryan Goodman, Int’l Criminal Court’s Examination of U.S. Treatment of Detainees Takes Shape  (Wednesday, Dec. 3)
  2. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Revisiting Torture: Implications of Overturning Ireland v. United Kingdom (Friday, Dec. 5)

C. Convention Against Torture: Obligations and Interpretations

  1. Beth Van Schaack, The Torture Convention & Appendix M of the Army Field Manual on Interrogations  (Friday, Dec. 5)
  2. Ryan Goodman & Eric Messinger, U.N. Committee Criticizes U.S. Record on Torture, Praises U.S. on Extraterritorial Reach of Treaty (Friday, Nov. 28)
  3. Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, What is the Remedy for American Torture? (Tuesday, Nov. 25)
  4. Julia Spiegel, Guest Post: The Global Reach of the U.S. Position on Torture  (Monday, Nov. 24)

II. Authorizations for Use of Force (AUMFs)

  1. Eric Messinger, How an ISIL-Specific AUMF Affects Interpretations of the 2001/2002 AUMFs (Thursday, Dec. 4)
  2. Eric Messinger, Senator Rand Paul’s Proposed Declaration of War and AUMF Against ISIL (Monday, Nov. 24)

III. Detention & Guantanamo

IV.  Surveillance and Privacy

  1. Patrick Eddington, Guest Post: NSA Reform — The Consequences of Failure (Wednesday, Nov. 26)
  2. Just Security, Judge Posner vs. David Cole: What’s the Value of Privacy Unless You Have Something to Hide? (Video Clip) (Friday, Dec. 5)

V.  Cybersecurity

VI. National Security Oversight

VII. Trials

  1. Marty Lederman, The Merits of the Judge-Disqualification Petition in al-Nashiri (Tuesday, Dec. 2)
  2. Marty Lederman, Al-Nashiri Mandamus Petition: Government response and oral argument date (Wednesday, Dec. 3)

VIII. Lethal Actions and Targeted Killings

IX. Anti-Sharia/Foreign Law Bans

X. Military Discipline (Conscientious Objectors, War Crimes, and European Union Asylum Law)

XI. Iran Nuclear Agreement

XII. United Kingdom Counterterrorism Model 

XIII. Extraterritoriality of International Human Rights Law

XIV. Miscellaneous