Street Law Launches "The Response" Educational Package

Legal education leader Street Law has created a package that includes a DVD of the film and classroom materials for teaching about national security law.

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Origins

Habeas Corpus Geneva Conventions Military Law & UCMJ

Supreme Court decisions -- such as Rasul -- and Congressional legislation -- such as the Detainee Treatment Act (“DTA”) -- have led to a back-and-forth about the habeas corpus protections afforded detainees at Guantanamo, as well as claims by Guantanamo detainees against the U.S. government.

The Bush Administration held that, because terrorism suspects were not part of an organized and uniformed national military force, any detainees were not entitled to the protections of the Geneva Conventions.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice ("UCMJ") dates from 1950. The aim of the UCMJ is to make military justice uniform (consistent) across the armed services.

 

For Law Schools, Colleges, and High Schools:

Educational Support Materials for the "The Response" and a DVD of the film are available from the Street Law organization: online or by calling 301-589-1130 ext. 220.