CCR client and former Guantanamo detainee Murat Kurnaz will speak on a panel of leaders who represent communities directly impacted by U.S. actions and policies that amount to torture, abuse and murder. The event, co-sponsored by CCR, will take place during the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) review of the U.S.’ compliance with the Convention against Torture.
Speakers will share personal stories, assess the Obama Administration's responses, and recommend how to hold the U.S. accountable. Question and answer session will follow the panel.
What: Building a U.S. Movement to End Torture
Where: United Nations, Palais Wilson, Main room 1-016 in Geneva
When: Tuesday, 11 November 2014 at 18:00-19:00
Mike Brown's Parents (Police/State Violence)
Murat Kurnaz (Former Guantanamo Detainee)
Monica James (Trans Violence)
Mustafa al-Hawsawi Defense Team (CIA Black Sites)
Stephanie Schroeder (Sexual Assault/Military)
Martinez Sutton (Police/State Violence)
Angelique Wadlington (Juvenile Justice)
Jamil Dakwar (American Civil Liberties Union)
Cynthia Soohoo (CUNY Law, IWHRC)
To find out more about CCR’s advocacy include shadow reporting before the UN Committee Against Torture, visit our resource page: ccrjustice.org/cat