There are several fora in which the U.S. could potentially prosecute terrorists: military trials at Guantanamo Bay, trials in U.S. civilian courts, and international courts, such as the International Criminal Court. There are both positive and negative aspects to each of these options. The benefits and drawbacks to each as potential policy choices will be part of the discussion.
Tim McCormack is a world renowned expert on international criminal law and the current special advisor on international humanitarian law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a director of World Vision Australia. McCormack is a professor of law at the Melbourne Law School and an adjunct professor of law at the University of Tasmania Law School.