It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Monica Hakimi (left) as today's guest blogger.
Monica's an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School. Her teaching and scholarship focus on public international law, international human rights law, the law of armed conflict, and U.S. foreign relations law. A graduate of Yale Law School, she clerked for U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of New York. As a Attorney-Adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, Monica worked on matters relating to nonproliferation, Iraqi reconstruction, international civil aviation, and international claims and investment disputes. She also served as counsel for the United States before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.
In her guest post below Monica discusses an issue about which she's recently published an article and been quoted in the New York Times; that is, reports of an Obama Administration plan to implement policy of prolonged detention for persons who, though they have been convicted of no crime, are presumed to present security threats.