IJN Opposes Government Motion to Dismiss

download Maqaleh v. Obama Pleading

download Declaration by Attorney Tina M. Foster

download Declaration by Attorney Ramzi Kassem

New York,  June 24th, 2011. Today International Justice Network and co-counsel submitted a response to the U.S. Government's Motion to Dismiss in Maqaleh v Obama. Respondants have until July 13th to reply.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival

Film Festival

the film society of lincoln center


We are happy to support this year's Human Rights Watch Film Festival running now until June 24th.

This year’s festival includes five films, which tackle critical questions on the experiences of transitional justice and international law, and how to best promote human rights in the wake of man-made disasters. Of particular interest is  a film about a Guantánamo Bay detainee:


Presented in association with New York Civil Liberties Union, and WITNESS.

You Don’t Like the Truth – 4 Days Inside Guantanamo is a shocking documentary based on security camera footage from an encounter in Guantanamo Bay between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Canadian citizen Omar Khadr, then a 16- year-old detainee. This unique depiction of Omar Khadr’s interrogation offers an unusual
insight into a world where “the truth” itself is often negotiated.

Friday June 24, 6:30 pm | Invite friends

All screenings at the Film Society of Lincon Center Water Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street, upper level (Between Broadway and Amsterdam)

+View four other highly recommended international human rights films

+View the full festival lineup on HRW.ORG


IJN Event: Continuing Legal Education Program

IJNetwork Continuing Legal Education Program*



Tuesday, June 28, 2011

9:00 AM - 12:05 PM


Offices of DLA Piper

1251 Avenue Of The Americas

New York, New York


In the decade since 9/11, the "war on terror" has not only shaped the current legal landscape and regulatory environment, but has also presented novel ethical quandaries for attorneys representing clients in a variety of contexts.  In this program, practitioners, scholars and other legal experts will discuss emerging ethical issues which arise in representing clients in criminal and civil matters after 9/11.


9:00 - 9:05     Welcome and Introduction

Sheila M. Geraghty, DLA Piper

9:05 - 9:30    Avoiding Conflicts when Establishing the Attorney-Client Relationship: “Next Friend” standing, legal defense funds, and Specially Designated Nationals

Tina M. Foster, International Justice Network

9:30 - 9:55    Representing Clients Imprisoned Under Special Administrative Measures: Overcoming Obstacles to Providing Effective Assistance Within the Rules

Robert Boyle, Law Office of Robert Boyle 

10:10 - 11:00    The Emerging Detention Paradigm: Duties of Loyalty, Confidentiality, and Zealous Advocacy when representing clients held in indefinite detention

Prof. Ramzi Kassem, CUNY Law School

11:15 -  11:40    Trial by Military Commission:  The New Military Commissions Rules vs. the Rules of Professional Responsibility

Scott Horton, DLA Piper

11:40 - 12:05     When Lawyers Cross the Line: Seeking Accountability for Lawyers Who Authorize Unlawful Conduct

Prof. Hope Metcalf, Yale Law School

*  3 CLE credits in Ethics (pending)




Robert Boyle, Law Office of Robert Boyle, New York, NY. Appellate attorney and member of Federal Criminal Justice Act Panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Counsel for imprisoned attorney Lynne Stewart.

Tina M. Foster, Executive Director, International Justice Network, New York, N.Y. Attorney and founder of 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing legal aid to “war on terror” detainees and other survivors of human rights abuses across the globe.

Scott Horton, Of Counsel, DLA Piper, New York, NY. International business transactions counsel, journalist, legal commentator, and human rights advocate.

Prof. Ramzi Kassem, Assistant Professor of Law, CUNY Law School, New York, NY.  Attorney representing prisoners held at U.S. military facilities at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, and at other detention sites worldwide.

Prof. Hope Metcalf, Clinical Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT. Co-counsel in damages suit against former Office of Legal Counsel attorney John Yoo for authorizing torture of U.S. citizen, Jose Padilla.



To register for this event, or for more information, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Early Registration Deadline Extended!

$195 if paid by Monday, June 16, 2011

(Regular Price - $295)

Attorneys working for non-profit organizations will receive a 50% discount.


DLA Piper US (LLP) is co-sponsoring the CLE program with International Justice Network.  MCLE credit is pending upon receipt of final written material.  CLE credit will be applied for in New York, as well as all other states where DLA Piper has an office (except Minnesota, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania).

All proceeds from this event will benefit the International Justice Network. We regret that registration fees are not refundable. However, any unused registration fees for attorneys cancelling prior to the event will be treated as charitable donations to IJN, and a charitable donation receipt will be issued after the event (in lieu of CLE credit).

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