Today's guest is Professor Francis Boyle and he is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois Law School who has a long career as anti-war activist and upholder of human rights. He has served as a consel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and was a legal advisor to thePalestinian delegation to the Middle East Peace negotiations in 1991. He laos served on the board of directors of Amnesty International, and the Council for Responsible Genetics. Prof. Boyle drafted the legislation for what became the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act in 1989 which was signed into law by the first Bush. He has been a strong opponent of the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was an advocate for bringing international arrest warrants against George W Bush, Cheney and others in the Bush administration. He has recently become a leading critic of the constitutionality of the Obama White House’s argument for invading Libya.
Besides publishing many papers in law reviews, Prof. Boyle is the author of many books including “Biowarfare and Terrorism”, “Tackling America’s Toughest Questions” and most recently “The Palestinian Right to Return Under International Law".