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Dean Harold Hongju Koh Testifies Before U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Regarding Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, July 11, 2006, at the full committee hearing on "Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: Establishing a Constitutional Process."

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing came on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 29 decision on Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which found the government’s use of military commissions in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Geneva Conventions.

Dean Koh testified about the implications of Hamdan and possible next steps in determining treatment of suspected terrorist detainees. The full text of Dean Koh’s prepared testimony is available here.

Dean Koh is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School where he has taught since 1985 and has served as Dean since 2004. He formerly served as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and as Attorney-Adviser, Office of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice.

 

Related links:

Dean Koh’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (July 11, 2006)

Yale Law School’s Ties to Hamdan v. Rumsfeld


YLS Faculty React to Hamdan v. Rumsfeld Ruling


Dean Koh’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding NSA Surveillance
(February 28, 2006)

Dean Koh’s testimony before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of Alberto R. Gonzales
(January 7, 2005)

YLS faculty-authored letter to Senator Patrick Leahy regarding the November 13, 2001, Military Order to establish military commissions (Dec. 5, 2001)