Sessions Information

  • January 6, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Call for Papers
    Session Capacity: 108
    Hotel: Hilton San Francisco Union Square
    Room: Continental Ballroom 2
    Floor: Ballroom Level

    This program focuses on domestic responses to declared and undeclared national security emergencies. This is a particularly timely topic given the declared state of emergency in France initiated after the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, the ongoing state of emergency in the United States with regard to cybersecurity, and the use of emergency-like powers in non-emergency laws for counterterrorism purposes in India and other countries. This program brings together scholars of various regions of the world to offer a comparative approach in considering the challenges of and justifications for emergency-type responses to national security threats. Panelists will address a variety of topics, including how governments characterize threats; the types of emergency powers granted to the military, law enforcement, and intelligence agencies for national security purposes; the effects of embedding emergency powers in non-emergency legislation; and how governments are held to account (or not) for violations of human and civil rights.


    Business meeting at program conclusion.


    Cybersecurity, Emergencies, & Law slides

Session Speakers
Syracuse University College of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

City University of New York School of Law

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Western New England University School of Law

Session Fees
  • [6310] National Security Law, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law: $0.00