TERRORISM: INTERNATIONAL CASE LAW REPORTER 2010
Edited by Michael Newton, Editorial board member: Charles Garraway, Editorial board members: Elies van Sliedregt, Simon Butt, and Anton du Plessis
Michael A. Newton is a professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt Law School and an expert in terrorism and the law of war. Over the course of his career, he has published more than 50 articles and book chapters, as well as opinion pieces for the New York Times, International Herald Tribune and other papers. He has supervised Vanderbilt law students who advise international organizations and the governments of Afghanistan, Kosovo, Sri Lanka and other nations. Professor Newton negotiated the "Elements of Crimes" document for the International Criminal Court, and coordinated the interface between the FBI and the ICTY while conducting forensics fieldwork in Kosovo for the Milosevic indictment. As the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues, Professor Newton implemented a wide range of policy positions related to the law of armed conflict, including U.S. support to accountability mechanisms worldwide. He also assisted in drafting the Statute of the Iraqi High Tribunal and served as International Law Advisor to the Judicial Chambers in 2006 and 2007. He further served as the U.S. representative on the U.N. Planning Mission for the Sierra Leone Special Court and was also a member of the Special Court academic consortium. From January 1999 to August 2000, he served in the Office of War Crimes Issues, U.S. Department of State. During his career as an operational military attorney, he served with the United States Army Special Forces Command in the Desert Storm campaign. He additionally participated in Operation Provide Comfort to assist Kurdish civilians in Northern Iraq. From 1993 to 1995 he served as Brigade Judge Advocate, in which capacity he led the human rights training for all Multinational Forces and International Police deploying into Haiti. He subsequently taught International and Operational Law at the Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, Virginia, from 1996 to 1999. He later taught in the Department of Law at the United States Military Academy, West Point, from 2002 to 2005.
Charles Garraway is a fellow at the University of Essex's Human Rights Centre. Professor Garraway served for thirty years as a legal officer in the United Kingdom Army Legal Services. On retirement, he spent three months in Baghdad working for the Foreign Office on transitional justice issues and six months as a Senior Research Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law before taking up the Stockton Chair in International Law at the United States Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island for 2004-05.
Elies van Sliedregt is professor of International Criminal Law at the Department of Criminal Law & Criminology at VU University Amsterdam. Her research focuses on international and comparative criminal justice, in particular anti-terrorism legislation and criminal law principles. She is senior editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law, editor of the European Constitutional Law Review, and part-time judge in the Extradition Chamber of the Amsterdam District Court. In 2007, she accepted a membership appointment in The Young Academy, an organ of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Simon Butt is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law and a member of the Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney. Professor Butt has worked as a consultant to the Australian government, the private sector, and international organizations, including the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ). He has taught over 70 law courses in Indonesia on a diverse range of topics, including intellectual property, Indonesian criminal law, Indonesian terrorism law, and legislative drafting.
Anton du Plessis is a scholar and researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in Pretoria, South Africa, where he heads the International Crime in Africa Program (ICAP). Previously, he worked as a team leader for the Terrorism Prevention Branch of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna. In this position, du Plessis traveled across Africa extensively, delivering counter-terrorism technical assistance and related criminal justice training in numerous countries. Prior to joining UNODC, he directed the Crime, Justice, and Politics Program at the ISS. He also served as a senior state advocate in the National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa, is an attorney before the High Court of South Africa, and holds honors and masters degrees in law. He has presented papers at several international conferences and has published and edited numerous legal papers, articles, and journals.