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Iraq, The U.N. and The Threat of War
Panel to discuss legalities of war on March 7
March 4, 2003
The legal issues surrounding the ongoing struggle with Iraq will be the topic of a panel discussion at the Moritz College of Law on the campus of The Ohio State University on Friday, March 7. The discussion, “Iraq, The U.N. and The Threat of War,” will be held at Noon in the Saxbe Auditorium in Drinko Hall, 55 West 12th Avenue.
The four-member panel will consist of Moritz Law professors, and each will discuss the implications of the threat of war with Iraq and the relationship of the United States to the United Nations. The panel discussion, which is open to the public, will be broadcast live. The webcast will also be viewable at a later time from the same web address.
Professor Stanley Laughlin will provide perspective on the significance of congressional resolutions and whether President Bush has the authority to attack Iraq without a declaration of war. Laughlin teaches foreign relations law, constitutional law, economic regulation and the constitution, ethical issues of the professions, and law and anthropology.
Professor Mary Ellen O’Connell will explore the significance of the U.S./U.K. proposed Security Council resolution, and the specific effects that could occur on both sides of the issue. She teaches a variety of courses in international law, including the basic course, international dispute resolution and international environmental law, among others. She also teaches contracts and holds the William B. Saxbe Designated Professorship.
Professor John Quigley will examine the evidence for war with Iraq that secretary of State Colin Powell presented to the United Nations. Professor quigley is the President’s Club Professor of Law and a university distinguished scholar. He is an expert in international law, has taught numerous courses, and published countless articles in the field.
Associate Dean Greg Travalio, the Lawrence D. Stanley Professor of Law, will explain the possible paths for using lawful force against Iraq under the United Nations charter and under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1441. He has taught law and the use of military force, in addition to courses drawing on his broad expertise in contracts and related fields.
Associate Dean Alan Michaels will serve as the panel’s moderator for the event.