no criminal charges to be filed in John Durham’s investigation of CIA tape destruction

November 9, 2010


DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs just announced that John Durham, the prosecutor investigating the destruction of interrogation tapes by CIA personnel, has decided not to seek charges in that matter. The full press release appears below:

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nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: IHL workshop for students

November 9, 2010

* “International Humanitarian Law Workshop” January 4-7, 2011 (for students) (ICRC, Santa Clara U. School of Law)

This looks like a great event. Details follow, and also appear in the attached materials:

Presented by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), hosted at Santa Clara University School of Law

This workshop combines lectures and hands-on exercises that guide U.S. law students through an intensive workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL). The workshop will be led by legal professionals from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), lawyers for the U.S. Armed Forces, and law professors who specialize in IHL.

Topics will include:

• Introduction to International Humanitarian Law

• When Does IHL Apply?

• Human Rights and IHL

• Protected Persons

• Internment/Detention

• Armed Conflicts of a Non-International Character

• The IHL/Terrorism Interface

• Implementation and Enforcement of IHL

Students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the ICRC. The program is available only to full- and part-time law students. There is NO FEE. Registration is limited and competitive. Students are encouraged to apply early, as the workshop does fill up. Applications must be received by Monday, November 8, 2010.

For more information and an application, contact:

Center for Global Law and Policy

Santa Clara University School of Law

email: cglp

phone: 408-551-1955


fax: 408-554-5047




New Two-Year National Security Law Fellowship at Georgetown Law

November 9, 2010

* New Two-Year National Security Law Fellowship at Georgetown Law

This looks like a terrific opportunity for those interested in breaking into academia, with a focus on national security law. Details follow:

National Security Law Fellowship

The Georgetown Center on National Security and the Law is pleased to announce a new two-year National Security Law Fellowship designed for a highly-qualified law graduate specializing in national security law who intends to pursue a law teaching career. We seek applicants who have demonstrated an aptitude for independent scholarly research, as demonstrated by their scholarly work in law school, research related to other graduate degree programs, and/or their professional activities after law school. The Fellow’s time will be spent producing significant scholarship for publication. The Fellow also will contribute to the intellectual life of the Center, by regularly contributing commentary to the Security Law Brief blog run by the Center, and will have the opportunity to take part in the Georgetown Law Fellows’ Collaborative in preparation for the academic job market. This fellowship is designed for individuals intending to go onto the legal academic job market within two years.

Please visit for more details, including application instructions.