The National Institute of Military Justice has recognized Prof. Victor Hansen, of the New England School of Law, for an article published in the Gonzaga Law Review.
Hansen’s article, What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander; Lessons from Abu Ghraib: Time for the United States to Adopt a Standard of Command Responsibility Towards Its Own (42 Gonz. L. Rev. 335 (2007), argues that the United States must establish a standard of criminal accountability for commanders whose soldiers violate the law of war.
It was awarded the 2008 Kevin J. Barry Award for Excellence in Legal Studies.
The National Institute of Military Justice is a private, non-profit corporation in the District of Columbia that is organized to advance the fair administration of military justice and foster improved public understanding of the military justice system.
“We are proud this article received such a distinguished award,” said Dean Earl Martin of the Gonzaga School of Law. “We offer our congratulations to Professor Hansen and to the 2006-2007 members of Gonzaga Law Review whose outstanding editing work helped make this an award-winning article.”