"JABBERWOCKY"
PROJECT  TO  ENFORCE  THE  GENEVA  CONVENTIONS
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PEGC AMICUS BRIEFS
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee  * 2005.09.01
COMMENTARY ON HAMDAN v. RUMSFELD
D.C. Cir.  * Al Odah v. United States  * 2005.05.16
NOTES ON THE GOVERNMENT’S OPENING BRIEF
D.D.C.  * In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases (JHG)  * 2004.12.23
REPLY TO RESPONDENTS' OPPOSITION TO CROSS-MOTION FOR SUMMARY
JUDGMENT BY AMICUS CHARLES GITTINGS IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

D.D.C.  * In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases (JHG)  * 2004.10.14
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CHARLES B. GITTINGS JR. AND CROSS-MOTION
FOR SUMMARY JUDGEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

Supreme Court  * Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (merits)   * 2004.02.23
BRIEF OF AMICUS CURIAE CHARLES B. GITTINGS JR. IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONERS

PEGC ARTICLES
* DRAFT Complaint of Judicial Misconduct in Hamdi  v.  Rumsfeld,  4th Cir.  (2003)
* Bush War: Military Necessity or War Crimes?  (w JVB, 2003.07.14)   <1>   <2>   <3>
* Summary Brief: PROJECT TO ENFORCE THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS  (2002.09.25)
* The Bush Military Tribunal Order is Illegal  (2001.11.26)
* Initial Thoughts :  Beginning the Geneva Project  (2001.09.12—2001.12.01)

SUPPORTING AUTHORITIES
* Jordan J. Paust *,  Executive Plans and Authorizations to Violate International Law Concerning Treatment and Interrogation of Detainees, 43 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 811 (2005)
* Evan J. Wallach +,  The Logical Nexus Between the Decision to Deny Application of the Third Geneva Convention to the Taliban and Al Qaeda and the Mistreatment of Prisoners in Abu Ghraib, 36 Case W. Res. J. Int’l L. 537 (2005).
Scott Horton, Report to German Prosecutor ( CCR )
Jordan J. Paust, The Common Plan to Violate the Geneva Conventions
Donald G. Rehkopf, NACDL Amicus Brief in PADILLA v. HANFT (4th Cir. 2005.06.15)
OMC Defense Team Letter to the Senate Armed Forces and Judiciary Committees
* Al Odah / Rasul — Amicus of OMC Military Defense Attorneys in Support of Neither Party  (2004.01.14)
* Jordan J. Paust *,  Antiterrorism Military Commissions: Courting Illegality, 23 Mich. J. Int'l L. 1 (2001)
* Jordan J. Paust,  Antiterrorism MCs: The Ad Hoc DOD Rules of Procedure, 23 Mich. J. Int’l L. 677 (2002)
Jordan J. Paust, Jud. Power to Determine Status and Rights of [Detainees], 44 Harv. Int’l L.J. 503 (2003)
* Evan J. Wallach,  Afghanistan, Quirin, and Uchiyama, Army Law., November 2003, at 18 (2002-3)
* Evan J. Wallach,  Procedural and Evidentiary Rules of Post WW2 War Crimes Trials, 37 Colum. J. Transnat'l L. 851 (1999)
* Alfred de Zayas **, The Status of Guantanamo Bay and Detainees, pending publication U.B.C. L. Rev. (Spring 2004)

* Jordan J. Paust, Mike and Teresa Baker College Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center; former Captain US Army JAG Corps (1969-1973). A.B., University of California at Los Angeles, 1965; J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1968; LL.M., University of Virginia, 1972; J.S.D. Candidate, Yale University.

+ Hon. Evan J. Wallach, Judge, US Court of International Trade; Adjunct Professor, Law of War, Brooklyn Law School, New York Law School, George Mason Law School; Visiting Professor, Law of War, University of Münster; Major (JAG) US Army (Inactive Reserve, until July 2003). J.D., Berkeley, 1976; LL.B. (International Law), Cambridge, 1981.

** Alfred de Zayas, Visiting Professor of Int'l Law, University of British Columbia, 2003, Visiting Professor, Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Int'les, 2004, Member NY Bar, Former Secretary UN Human Rights Committee, Former Head of Petitions at the Office of the UNHCHR, J.D. Harvard, Dr.phil. Göttingen.

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES
Hague Convention IV ( 1907 ) & Annex of Regulations Respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land  ( "H.IV" & "HR" )
Charter of the International Military Tribunal  ( "IMT" - London, 1945 )
Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 & Commentaries
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights  ( "ICCPR" - New York, 1966 )
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment  ( "CAT" - New York, 1984 )

FEDERAL STATUTES
10 U.S.C. § 897  —  Art. 97. Unlawful detention  ( UCMJ )
10 U.S.C. § 898  —  Art. 98. Noncompliance with procedural rules  ( UCMJ )
18 U.S.C. § 371  —  Conspiracy to commit offense or to defraud United States
18 U.S.C. § 1201  —  Kidnapping
18 U.S.C. §§ 2340-2340B  —  Torture  ( Title 18, Ch. 113C )
18 U.S.C. § 2441  —  War crimes
18 U.S.C. § 3041  —  Power of courts and magistrates
18 U.S.C. § 4001  —  Limitation on detention; control of prisons
18 U.S.C. § 1001  —  Statements or entries generally
18 U.S.C. §§ 3331-3334  —  Special Grand Jury  ( Title 18, Ch. 216 )
28 U.S.C. § 1746  —  Unsworn declarations

OPINIONS
* Foster  v.  Neilson,  27 U.S. 253  (1829)
* United States  v.  Noriega,  808 F.Supp. 791  (S.D. Fla. 1992)
* Hamdi  v.  Rumsfeld, "Hamdi III"  (4th Cir. 2003)
* Al-Odah  v.  United States  (D.C. Cir. 2003)
* Hamdi  v.  Rumsfeld,  Reconsideration en banc Denied, "Hamdi IV"  (4th Cir. 2003)
* Padilla  v.  Rumsfeld  (2d Cir. 2003)   1. Opinion    2. Dissent 
* Gherebi  v.  Bush  (9th Cir. 2004)
Rasul  v.  Bush,  No. 03-334  &  Al Odah  v.  United States,  No. 03-343  (S.Ct. 2004)
Hamdi  v.  Rumsfeld,  No. 03-6696  (S.Ct. 2004)
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld  (D.D.C. 2004.11.08)
Khalid v. Bush  (D.D.C. 2005.01.19)
In re Guantanamo Detainee Cases  (D.D.C. 2005.01.31 )
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld  (D.C. Cir. 2005.07.15)

BRIEFS
* Al Odah / Rasul — Amicus of Legal Historians in Support of Petitioners  (2004.01.14)
* Al Odah / Rasul — Amicus of NIMJ in Support of Petitioners  (2004.01.14)
* Hamdi — Amicus of Former POWs and Law of War Experts in Support of Petitioners  (2003.12.03)
* Padilla — Amicus of NYSACDL and NACDL  (2002.09.27)

OTHER AUTHORITIES
William Winthrop, Military Law and Precedents ( 1895 ), Ch. IV. The Unwritten Military Law.
Robert H. Jackson,  preface,  The International Conference on Military Trials , GPO Washington DC (1947)
Jean Pictet ed., Commentaries I - IV on the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, ICRC (1952-1960)
Leslie C. Green, War Crimes, Crimes against Humanity, and Command Responsibility, Naval War College Review (Spring 1997).
Crona & Richardson, A New Legal and Military Approach to Terrorism, 21 Okla. City U.L. Rev. 349 (1996)
Jordan J. Paust, There is No Need to Revise the Laws of War in Light of September 11th, ASIL Task Force on Terrorism (2002)
* Daniel F. McCallum, "Why GTMO?" Seminar Paper, National War College (2003)
* Eugene R. Fidell, Military Commissions & Administrative Law, 6 Green Bag 2d 379 (2003)
* Kevin J. Barry, Military Commissions: Trying American Justice, Army Law., November 2003, at 1 (2003)
Gabor Rona, Interesting Times for International Humanitarian Law: Challenges from the "War on Terror," 27-Fall Fletcher F. World Aff. 55 (2003)
Tim Golden, Two-Part Series on the PMO & Bush Detainee Policy, New York Times (2004.10.24-5)
Umberto Eco, Ur-Facisim, The New York Review of Books (1995.06.22)

DOCUMENTS
US Articles of War (1775), Continental Congress
US General Orders No. 100 (1863), "Lieber Code"
William Winthrop, Military Law and Precedents (1895), Ch. IV. The Unwritten Military Law
AR 27-26, Rule 8.4 - Misconduct
AR 190-8, MP - EPW, Retained Personnel, Civilian Internees and Other Detainees
US Army FM 27-10,   THE LAW OF LAND WARFARE   (1956)
HR 104-698,   WAR CRIMES ACT OF 1996   (1996.07.24)
HR 105-204,   EXPANDED WAR CRIMES ACT OF 1997   (1997.07.25)
WH "Presidential Military Order," DETENTION, TREATMENT, AND TRIAL OF CERTAIN NON-CITIZENS, etc (2001.11.13, "PMO")
PHILBIN Memo OLC to Haynes on habeas  (2001.12.28).
YOO Memo OLC to Haynes on war crimes (2002.01.09).
WH GONZALES Memo to President on detainees (2002.01.25)
POWELL Memo to President on Geneva (2002.01.25)
WH Press Office "fact sheet,"   STATUS OF DETAINEES AT GUANTANAMO   (2002.02.07)
DoD Military Commission Order No. 1  (2002.03.21)
DoD Military Commission Order No. 2  (2002.06.21)
DoD Military Commission Order No. 3  ( Communications Subject to Monitoring )
DoD Military Commission Order No. 4  ( Deputy Appointing Authority )
DoD Military Commission Instructions Nos.  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8    Index   (2003.05.02)
DoD Military Commission Instruction No. 9,  Review of Proceedings  (2003.12.30)
Amended Annex B to DoD MCI No. 5

AMICUS DIRECTORY
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JABBERWOCKY

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.

"Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
    The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
    The frumious Bandersnatch!"

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
    Long time the manxome foe he sought --
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
    And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
    The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
    And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
    He went galumphing back.

"And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
    He chortled in his joy.

`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
    Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
    And the mome raths outgrabe.



— Lewis Carroll

From "Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There" (1872).