Professor Stephen Holmes

This seminar examines the challenge posed by the war on transnational terror to basic liberal principles and institutions, including civil liberties, due process, anti-discrimination law, checks and balances, freedom of the press, federalism, freedom of religion, unregulated market exchanges, open immigration, freedom to travel, and freedom of scientific research.

The following links cover a variety of online sources dedicated to the post 9/11 implications in both domestic and international law. The selection of materials and their scope reflect the point of view of the databases compilers.

9-11 News and Legal Resources, Information and Related Services
A complete guide to the event referring to other indexes and related sources.

Crimes of War Project
The Project is a collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars dedicated to raising public awareness of the laws of war and their application to situations of conflict. See special edition The War in Iraq.

DefenseLINK US Department of Defense
News Articles (radio, television, special reports, etc).

Council of Europe Treaty Office Legal Cooperation Fight against terrorism. It contains domestic laws on counterterrorism. See Germany country profile.

Europa Justice, freedom, security Fight against terrorism. More articles at ECLAS
The Catalog of the European Commission Libraries. ECLAS lists books, articles (including the articles formerly listed in SCAD), documents, and publications.25 CONFERENCE OF EUROPEAN MINISTERS OF JUSTICE. See GERMANY.

ICT-Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism
ICT is a research institute dedicated to developing innovative public policy solutions to international terrorism. The Institute applies an integrated, solutions-oriented approach built on a foundation of practical experiences.

Proquest -- University Microfilm (UMI)
Free Terrorism & Political Violence checklist, available in print or downloadable PDF. It lists research collections, serials, out-of-print books, and dissertations. Terrorism: An International Resource File: 1970-1990—a comprehensive index to documents, policy statements, broadcasts, and more. Human Rights Watch—reports from 1980 forward on the group’s investigations of human rights abuses in some 70 countries; annual subscriptions include the HRW Annual Report and country-specific investigations. National Security Archive Collection—previously classified government documents on foreign policy, obtained by the National Security Archive at George Washington University through FOIA requests. Relevant units include: "Terrorism and US Policy, 1968-2002," including meetings of the Nixon and Ford Cabinet terrorism committee meetings and the FBI "Wanted" poster for Osama bin Laden. "Guatemala and the United States, 1954-1999," including a chilling Guatemalan death squad logbook, smuggled out of the country and into the hands of human rights activists ; "Presidential Directives on National Security, Parts I and II"—from Truman to George W. Bush; Orbis—ongoing subscriptions to the Foreign Policy Research Institute journal, with backfiles to 1957. Find more from the free terrorism resources checklist and the National Security Archive Collection brochure. IP access.

Resources on the September 11 Terrorist Attacks, the US Response, and related Background Materials
Featured articles, official statements, resources on the war against Iraq, US plans in Iraq, information about Afghanistan, etc.

The September 11 Detainees: A Review of the Treatment of Aliens Held on Immigration Charges in Connection with the Investigation of the September 11 Attacks
(Special Report of June 2003 from the Office of the Inspector General)

United States Military Commissions: A Quick Guide to Available Resources
Contains a historical introduction, and an analysis of tribunals and commissions, statutory authority, judicial consideration, executive authority. The guide refers to secondary sources available in print and electronic.

U.N. International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism
Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution 54/109 of 9 December 1999.

War and the Constitution
Article by George P. Fletcher. See also the 2002 book Romantics At War: Glory and Guilt in the Age of Terrorism by George P. Fletcher.


Bibliography on Terrorism and International Law
At Pace University

Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding: A Selected Bibliography on International Crime, Terrorism and International Law of War by Catherine Morris

The following papers on Terrorism are authored by legal scholars at some of the leading law schools in the United States. These authors are posting their work in this and other subject areas to the NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository, located at To access any of the papers in the repository - without charge - simply click on the links below. The NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository provides a free and persistent point of access for working papers, reports, lecture series, workshop presentations, and other scholarship emanating from NELLCO member institutions. Powered by Berkeley Electronic Press technology, the aim of the NELLCO Legal Scholarship Repository is to improve dissemination and visibility of a variety of scholarly materials throughout the academic and legal research communities.

Margaret L. Satterthwaite, "The Story of El–Masri v. Tenet: Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in the ‘‘War on Terror’’" (December 22, 2008). New York University School of Law Link to abstract and full citation:
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Matthew Waxman, "Police and National Security: American Local Law Enforcement and Counter-Terrorism after 9/11" (November 20, 2008). Columbia Law School Link to abstract and full citation:
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David Cole, "Rights Over Borders: Transnational Constitutionalism and Guantanamo Bay" (September 22, 2008). Georgetown Law Link to abstract and full citation:
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David Cole, "Terror Financing, Guilt by Association and the Paradigm of Prevention in the ‘War on Terror’" (September 7, 2008). Georgetown Law Link to abstract and full citation:
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Kermit Roosevelt III, "Detention and Interrogation in the Post-9/11 World" (June 6, 2008). University of Pennsylvania Law School Link to abstract and full citation:
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David Luban, "Torture and the Professions" (July 1, 2008). Georgetown Law Link to abstract and full citation:
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Seth F. Kreimer, "Rays of Sunlight in a Shadow “War”: FOIA, the Abuses of Anti-Terrorism, and the Strategy of Transparency" (December 5, 2007). University of Pennsylvania Law School Link to abstract and full citation:
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