Suffolk Transnational Law Review

Articles from Vol. 34, No. 3, Fall

Accountable Altruism: The Impact of the Federal Material Support Statute on Humanitarian Aid
INTRODUCTION In a world where disillusionment is endemic, few activities have a more favorable public image than humanitarian assistance. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that provide humanitarian aid seem to be heirs to Humes's praise for benevolence....
Beyond Humanitarian Law Project: Promoting Human Rights in a Post-9/11 World
At oral argument in Humanitarian Law Project v. Holder, (1) Justice Sotomayor pressed then-Solicitor General Kagan with a provocative question: under the federal law prohibiting material support to terrorism, is teaching a member of a terrorist group...
Caveat Doctor: International Law and the Criminalization of Teaching It
I recently gave a public lecture at a law school in Chennai, the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. I had been invited to speak about the relationship between the law of armed conflict and international human rights law in situations...
Holder V. Humanitarian Law Project: Implications for Humanitarian Action: A View from Medecins Sans Frontieres
I. INTRODUCTION The United States Supreme Court decision in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (1) is part of a wider trend in counterterrorism that threatens to undermine the hard-won neutrality of humanitarian action--an essential characteristic...
Introduction to the Symposium on Holder V. Humanitarian Law Project
Ever since the Swiss businessman, Henry Dunant, was horrified by the lack of assistance for the wounded at the battle of Solferino in 1859, the modern movement to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of armed conflict has gradually expanded...