Case #904.0

Terrorism in the Cour d'Assises: The US v. France v. Georges Ibrahim Abdallah

Publication Date: January 01, 1989
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The trial in France of Lebanese national Georges Abdallah, accused in the murder of an American diplomat, forces the US Justice Department to consider strategies aimed at ensuring conviction and a prison term while having to work through the complexities of a foreign legal system. Knowing that politics might dictate the accused terrorist's release, US officials seek a strategy that will serve their ends and not offend the French.

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Case Author:
Vlad Jenkins
Faculty Lead:
Philip Heymann
Pages (incl. exhibits):
Funding Source:
John D. and Catherine T. MacAurthur Foundation