The 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project had a chilling effect on peacebuilders working abroad and left practitioners worrying that their work might run afoul of US counterterrorism law. Seven years later, many of those same questions persist, and the current administration presents additional uncertainties. No new guidance has been issued since the landmark Supreme Court decision, but there are guideposts.
Hear from two dynamic speakers who will outline the legal landscape and detail the current state of practice for those in the field. Participate in a Q&A geared to what matters to you now.
Tuesday, October 17, 2018
* George Foote, a lawyer with Dorsey, serves as outside general counsel to the U.S. Institute of Peace and to PeaceTech Lab, Inc. He will share his insight on how to navigate these uncertain waters.
* Kimberly Brody Hart, senior manager of global affairs and partnerships at Search for Common Ground, will discuss the practical implications from the perspective of a peacebuilder.