Prof. Jonathan Hafetz
Jonathan Hafetz is Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law. From 2014-15, he was a Visiting Research Scholar in the Law and Public Affairs Program at Princeton University. Professor Hafetz is the author of Habeas Corpus after 9/11: Confronting America’s New Global Detention System (NYU Press 2011), which received the American Bar Association’s Silver Gavel Award for Media and the Arts, Honorable Mention, and the American Society of Legal Writers, Scribes Silver Medal Award. He is the editor of Obama’s Guantanamo: Stories from an Enduring Prison (NYU Press 2016) and co-editor of The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison Outside the Law (NYU Press 2009). Professor Hafetz’s scholarship has appeared in numerous publications, including the Yale Law Journal, UCLA Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Columbia Law Review Sidebar, Cambridge Journal of Comparative & International Law, and International Journal of Human Rights, and has been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Hafetz is currently writing a book on international criminal law for Cambridge University Press.
The previous op-ed in this trilogy looked at how courts in Syria and Iraq can bring terrorists to justice mainly on terrorist charges in their post-conflict settings. This op-ed will examine how foreign national courts can prosecute terrorist crimes that have been committed in Syria and Iraq. These crimes can constitute war crimes, crimes against […]
Now that the military defeat of the so called “Islamic State” in Iraq and in Syria is nearly complete, the international community and countries involved are faced with new challenges for the post-conflict situation. This includes restoring peace and stability, creating all-inclusive government institutions, resettling displaced communities and adopting reconciliation and rehabilitation efforts. Among these […]
For more than two decades, the EU and other donors have spent billions of euros to rebuild the Somali state and, more recently, to counter the rise of the violent Islamist group Al Shabaab. But Somalia remains a weak, if not “failed state”, and progress is nowhere near commensurate with international support. This is because […]