Welcoming Guest Blogger Amos Guiora

by Deborah Pearlstein

We’re delighted to have Professor Amos Guiora join us this week as a guest blogger at Opinio Juris, where he’ll be discussing what lessons U.S. lawyers and policymakers might draw from the Israeli experience in administrative security detention. As many regular OJ’ers know, Professor Guiora is an expert on comparative counterterrorism law and has published extensively both in the United States and Europe on issues related to national security, limits of interrogation, religion and terrorism, and the limits of government power. Before taking his current position at SJ Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, Professor Guiora served for 19 years in the Israel Defense Forces Judge Advocate General’s Corps (Lt. Col. Ret.). He there held a number of senior command positions, including Commander of the IDF School of Military Law, Judge Advocate for the Navy and Home Front Command, and Legal Advisor to the Gaza Strip. During his service with IDF, he had direct involvement in Israel’s administrative detention regime (serving variously as legal advisor, prosecutor and military court judge). Given the salience of these issues here in the U.S. these days, we’re very much looking forward to hearing Professor Guiora’s thoughts.

http://opiniojuris.org/2009/06/15/welcoming-guest-blogger-amos-guiora/

4 Responses

  1. Wow.  You sure to get great guest bloggers here!

  2. Re: “what lessons U.S. lawyers and policymakers might draw from the Israeli experience in administrative security detention”–I trust those lessons will be largely negative, cf.: Lisa Hajjar’s Courting Conflict: The Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.

  3. Amos, welcome!  Delighted to have you here this week.

  4. I hope to learn something.  With a bio like that, expectations are really high! 

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