Oral history interview with Thomas B. Wilner [electronic resource], 2009.
Managing Partner, International Trade and Government Relations, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Scope and Contents
Born 1944, Washington, D.C; education: high school diploma, St. Albans School; B.A., Yale University, 1966; LL.B., University of Pennsylvania, 1969; career: current managing partner, International Trade and Government Relations, Shearman & Sterling LLP; career focus: litigation, government policy and regulation, international business and trade, antitrust law; Supreme Court cases: Rasul/Al-Odah v. Bush, 2004; Boumediene v. Bush, 2008; discussions: post-World War II international human rights law; Geneva Conventions, prisoner-of-war case law and precedence, habeas corpus, Combatant Status Review Tribunals, Military Commissions Act, congressional, public and legal advocacy for Guantanamo detainees; reminiscences: Kuwaiti involvement with Guantanamo Bay cases, relationships with Kuwaiti prisoners and families, visits to Guantanamo, relationship with Center for Constitutional Rights, criticism of judiciary and national media.
- Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
- Detention of persons--Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
- Geneva Conventions (1949 August 12)
- Grele, Ronald J., interviewer.
- Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp.
- Habeas corpus--United States.
- Human rights.
- Lawyers--United States--Interviews.
- Oral histories.
- Prisoners of war--Legal status, laws, etc.--Cuba--Guantánamo Bay Naval Base.
- Prisoners of war--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
- Rule of law--United States.
- Shearman & Sterling (New York, N.Y.)
- United States.--Military Commissions Act of 2006.
- United States. Supreme Court.
- Unlawful combatants--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.
- Wilner, Thomas B., 1944---Interviews.
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