Professors Weigh in on Potential Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Islamic State
New York, November 19, 2014—As Congress is poised to consider authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State, Columbia Law School professors who have served in the U.S. government as international law and law of war advisers have published recommendations for what the authorization should include.
- Read the piece co-written by Cleveland, “Principles to Guide Congressional Authorization of the Continued Use of Force Against ISIL.”Cleveland is the Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights and faculty co-director of the Human Rights Institute. She served as the Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State from 2009 to 2011.
- Read the draft AUMF co-written by Waxman. A former senior adviser at the State Department, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Council, Waxman is the Liviu Librescu Professor of Law and faculty co-chair of the Roger Hertog Program on Law and National Security. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.