Lawfare: Historical and Semiotic Origins of “Lawfare” (Panel 1)

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.

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Star Tamil Actor Prashant’s Tryst with Legal Terrorism-Part4

Latest news: Police has given a clean chit to Actor Prashant: http://ipc498a.wordpress.com/2008/06/07/investigative-excellence-the-closing-of-the-498a-case-against-actor-prashant

Earlier he gave this exclusive interview for www.siftimes.com, the flagship media venture of Save Indian Family(http://www.saveindianfamily.org)- a Network of NGOs fighting against Legal Terrorism, like the one Prashant was made a victim of.

Many of you may remember and must be keeping track of Actor Prashant’s tryst with 498a and family terrorists. He is of the “Jeans” film fame(of which Aishwarya was the Heroine, beautiful and HIT songs in this film in which Prashant acted double role).

Prashant was falsely accused/cornered in a false complaint of cruelty and harassment, by his wife. This wife was later found to be married (in 1998) before her marriage with Prashant(in 2005), moreover she had not got a Divorce from this previous marriage.

See detailed news at www.siftimes.com (http://siftimes.com/article/bnews/370
, http://siftimes.com/article/bnews/183/ & http://498a.wordpress.com/2007/06/04/tamil-movie-star-prashanth%e2%80%99s-tryst-with-legal-terrorism/ )

Duration : 0:8:13

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Legal Headline News 06/15/2010

http://lbnnews.com

Joran vander Sloot confession transcript
Government wants permission for domestic drone aircraft
Mother defends Alessa
OJ Simpson appeal Friday

Duration : 0:2:37

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LEGALLY STOP PAYING TAXES And YOU Can Stop The Genocide Now!

LEGAL Employers letter here-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/model-paye-letter.html

Legal Crime Report here-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/files/mwh_crime_report.pdf

Guide to War Law-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/guide-to-war-law.html

Model Pension Providers Letter-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/model-pension-providers-letter.html

Frequently Asked Questions (Reporting War Crimes)-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/frequently-asked-questions.html

War Law and Parliament –
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/war-law-and-parliament.html

The British Government’s Deceptions on War Law-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/the-british-governments-deceptions-on-war-law.html

The Laws of War-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/the-laws-of-war-1.html

False, Deceptive & Misleading Legal Advice-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/false-deceptive-misleading-legal-advice.html

Death Toll-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/death-toll.html

Ignorance of the Law-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/ignorance-of-the-law.html

Correct Legal Advice on the illegality of the war with Iraq-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk/index/correct-legal-advice.html

Make Wars History-
http://www.makewarshistory.org.uk

Duration : 0:10:59

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The Librarians Who Battled the Patriot Act – David Goodman

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/04/14/Amy_and_David_Goodman_Standing_Up_to_the_Madness

Mother Jones journalist David Goodman tells the story of four Connecticut librarians who were ordered by the FBI to release library records under the Patriot Act. After filing suit against the Attorney General to challenge the order, the librarians eventually won the case.

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The longtime host of the award-winning Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman has steadfastly covered grassroots activism, the political process, and government accountability. She has co-authored many books with her brother and fellow journalist, David Goodman.

Their collaborations include investigations into the mercenary aspects of war, media culpability, freedom of information, and international human rights, and seek not only to expose endemic corruption, but also to affect change.

Their bestselling book, The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them, examines the full political spectrum, from The Washington Post to Bill Clinton, in an effort to bring genuine accountability into public discourse. The Goodmans’ latest project is Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times. Standing Up to the Madness celebrates grassroots activists across America and the power of the individual to bring change on a local and national level. – City Arts and Lectures

David Goodman is a contributing writer for Mother Jones. and co-author of Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back.

Duration : 0:9:31

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