CCR Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain will participate on a panel at NATSECDEF 2018: Preserving Justice in National Security.
Artwork as a Bellwether: Detainee Rights at Guantanamo (1:00 – 2:30 pm: Session 3)
The opening of a Guantanamo Bay art exhibition in New York in 2017 ignited a media firestorm around indefinite detention at Guantanamo and conditions of confinement at the prison. The Department of Defense reacted to the publicity by ending the detainee artwork program and banning all detainee artwork from leaving the base. Aliya Hussain (Center for Constitutional Rights) and Alka Pradhan (Military Commissions Defense Organization) will discuss the art program at Guantanamo, artwork as a human rights issue, and the effects of new government regulations on those rights. Former Guantanamo Bay detainees Mansoor Adayfi and Abdalmalik Abud will join remotely to share their experiences at Guantanamo and the meaning of expression through art or writing for long-term detainees.