APRIL 16 in DC: Guantánamo’s Second Decade, Current Conditions & Path Towards Closure

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Date: April 16, 2013

Location:

Georgetown University Law Center, Supreme Court Moot Courtroom,
Eric E. Hotung International Law Building, Room 2003, 555 First St NW,
Washington, DC, 20001

Forum & Screening Featuring the D.C. Premiere of the Documentary Film:

ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane's Decade in Guantánamo

* Free & Open to the Public, Wine & Cheese Reception to Follow Panel, Screening and Q&A

* Bring ID. The public (besides Georgetown students and staff) must bring ID, register at the door, and receive visitor badges. Arrive at the revolving door of the Hotung Building.

Join us to engage experts who have been at the forefront of litigation and advocacy regarding the indefinite detention of men and boys at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba for more than a decade. Learn about the current state of affairs at Guantánamo, including the physical and psychological impact on the 166 men still detained, 86 of whom are cleared for release, and the way forward to close it. 

When:     Tuesday, April 16, 2013 @ 4pm (Event Flier)
Who:       Baher Azmy, David Cole, Judge James Robertson, Dr. Stephen Xenakis
Where:   Georgetown University Law Center
                 Supreme Court Institute Moot Courtroom
                 Eric E. Hotung International Law Building, Room 2003
                 5 First St NW, Washington, DC 20001


ISN 310: Djamel Ameziane’s Decade in Guantánamo
is a new short documentary that tells the story of Djamel Ameziane, an Algerian citizen and client of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He has been held without charge since 2002, and cleared for release since 2008, but continues to be held indefinitely because of congressional legislation restricting the transfer of men from Guantánamo, and the White House’s failure to use the limited certification process established by the legislation to transfer detained men. 
 
Panelists:
Baher Azmy is Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He has directly represented a number of detained men and oversees the Center’s Guantánamo litigation, including the representation of Djamel Ameziane.


David Cole (chair and moderator) is Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a board member of the Center for Constitutional Rights. He is a prolific author and frequent commentator, and has litigated many significant cases involving constitutional issues in the U.S. Supreme Court.


Judge James Robertson is a retired U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, who presided over Guantánamo habeas cases.


Dr. Stephen Xenakis is a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, and an expert on the physical and psychological impact of indefinite detention and other abuse on the men held at Guantánamo.

* Co-sponsored by: National Security Law Society, Georgetown American Constitution Society, Georgetown Human Rights Action—Amnesty International