Guantanamo, Torture, Drones: Human Rights in the Age of Obama


Add to My Calendar Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:15pm

Join CCR Senior Staff Attorney Pardiss Kebriaei and Advocacy Program Manager Aliya Hussain for a discussion about their legal and political advocacy for the victims of the so-called U.S. "war on terror."

Why is the United States still holding more than 100 men — most of them guilty of nothing — in Guantanamo Bay prison, at the cost of 3 million dollars per prisoner per year?  Didn't President Obama promise to close the prison years ago? Should the United States continue to endanger civilians with its drone strikes, and have the right to kill even US citizens without any judicial process?  What does the law say about such matters?  What role can the American public play in these questions?

What: Guantanamo, Torture, Drones: Human Rights in the Age of Obama discussion
When: Thursday, April 9th at 1:50-3:50 p.m. 
Where: The New School, 80 5th Avenue - Room 802
RSVP: This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP required.


Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at CCR who represents men at Guantanamo and was counsel in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, which challenged the authority of the president to target U.S. citizens on "kill lists." 

Aliya Hussain will present the short film "Waiting for Fahd" which documents the plight of Fahd Ghazy and his family in Yemen.  Fahd has been held for 13 years without charge or trial at Guantanamo.  Aliya recently visited Fahd in Guantanamo with a team from CCR and will report on her visit.

The event is part of a class taught by Professor Jeremy Varon (ELC/NSSR), Falling Buildings, Failed States, and Secret Prisons: Terrorism and "Wars on Terror."

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March 31, 2015