Lawfare: Historical and Semiotic Origins of "Lawfare" (Panel 1) (Part 2)
Date of Event
September 10, 2010 War Crimes Research Symposium Frederick K. Cox International Law Center Case Western Reserve University School of Law Moderator: Prof. Tawia Ansah, Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Speakers: Prof. Wouter Werner, VU University, Amsterdam Prof. Susan Tiefenbrun, Thomas Jefferson School of Law Summary: Traditionally "Lawfare" was defined as "a strategy of using—or misusing—law as a substitute for traditional military means to achieve an operational objective." But lately, commentators and governments have applied the concept to International Criminal Tribunals, the defense counsel's tactics challenging the detention of al Qaeda suspects in Guantanamo Bay, and as indicated in the quote above to the controversial Goldstone Commission Report. This symposium and Experts Meeting, featuring two-dozen leading academics, practitioners, and former government officials from all sides of the political spectrum, will examine the usefulness and appropriate application of the "Lawfare" concept.
Frederick K. Cox International Law Center
lawfare; history of lawfare; semiotic origin and lawfare
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, "Lawfare: Historical and Semiotic Origins of "Lawfare" (Panel 1) (Part 2)" (2010). Conferences and Symposia. 323.