March 26, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On March 26, 2010, State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh defended the legality of the Obama administration's use of unmanned predator drones. Koh explained that the strikes "comply with all applicable laws" and that the Obama administration policies were aimed at limiting civilian deaths and ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
US State Department (DOS) legal adviser Harold Koh on Tuesday told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) that President Barack Obama is acting within the law with respect to US military operations in Libya. Koh testified that Obama's conduct is consistent with the Constitution, the 1973 ...[read more]
May 20, 2011
by Zach Zagger
US State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh on Thursday defended the killing of Osama Bin Laden saying it was "consistent with the laws of armed conflict and US military doctrine" in a brief statement published on OpinioJuris.org. Koh referenced a speech he made in March 2010 defending the use of ...[read more]
March 19, 2011
by Erin Bock
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday held a debate and adopted the outcomes from its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the US. The review provided the US with 228 recommendations in 10 different areas regarding human rights policies and practices. Harold Hongju Koh, a representative of ...[read more]
March 26, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The Obama administration on Friday defended the legality of its use of unmanned predator drone strikes. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh explained the administration's legal rationale in a speech to the American Society of International Law, saying the strikes comply with all ap... ...[read more]
March 24, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
US President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh to be legal adviser to the Department of State (DOS). Koh was touted by Obama as an authority on public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. He previously served as assistant ...[read more]
June 23, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Special national security courts to try terrorism suspects are unnecessary and dangerous to traditional constitutional protections, according to a report issued Monday by the Constitution Project. The report was endorsed by a panel of national security experts and legal scho... ...[read more]
January 10, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Testimony of Dean Harold Hongju Koh, Yale Law School, on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for the post of US Attorney General, January 6, 2005. Read the full text of Koh's statement here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
January 6, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Two law deans, one a former Navy Judge Advocate General and the other a former senior State Department official in the Clinton administration, testified late Thursday at Senate confirmation hearings for US Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales that the permissive approach to torture and the ...[read more]
March 3, 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts
As previously noted in JURIST's Paper Chase, UC Berkeley School of Law and Stanford Law School both hosted major IP and technology law conferences over the weekend. The New York Times reports in its Monday edition.Harold Koh and Amy Chua joined other professors and human rights experts over the... ...[read more]

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