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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SIMMS:

This isn’t a judicial proceeding,
per se, but an administrative
hearing to determine if you have
been properly classified as an
enemy combatant.

Unlawful Enemy Combatants

The Bush administration decided that terrorism suspects around the globe would be considered “unlawful enemy combatants.” In turn, thousands of suspects were rounded up in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as Indonesia, Bosnia and even in the United States.

While some were captured on the battlefield, most were not. Frequently, bounties were paid for alleged enemies. Journalists and researchers have analyzed and reported on the bounty system and its outcome.

The Administration argued that this was a new type of war where the battlefield was everywhere and the Geneva Conventions, which had previously governed the laws of war, did not apply.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ABOUT UNLAWFUL ENEMY COMBATANTS

Quick General Reference on Unlawful Enemy Combatants

Wikipedia article on "Unlawful Combatant"

Specific References on Unlawful Enemy Combatants

U.S. Won’t Label Terror Suspects as ‘Combatants’


Unlawful Enemy Combatants: Further Reading

The Detention of Unlawful Enemy Combatants During the War on Terror by Colleen E. Hardy

 

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.