Journal Article

The <i>Hamdan</i> Case and Conspiracy as a War Crime

George P. Fletcher

in Journal of International Criminal Justice

Volume 4, issue 3, pages 442-447
Published in print July 2006 | ISSN: 1478-1387
Published online July 2006 | e-ISSN: 1478-1395 | DOI:
The Hamdan Case and Conspiracy as a War Crime

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In the Hamdan decision, Judge Stevens, writing for the majority, addressed the boundaries of the law of war and specifically whether the conspiracy charge lodged against Hamdan constituted a violation of this body of customary international law. The Supreme Court persuasively held that conspiracy does not constitute a war crime.

Journal Article.  2180 words. 

Subjects: Criminal Law ; International Law

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