CCR Senior Staff Attorney Wells Dixon will participate on a panel, Habeas, PRBs, and Military Commissions: What legal redress would new captures sent to Guantanamo have?, at this year’s International Law Weekend (ILW), presented by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association. The theme of ILW 2017 is “International Law in Challenging Times”.
The detention facility at Guantánamo Bay has long been a controversial, seemingly unsolvable legal dilemma. Progress has been made with respect to the legal resources available to detainees, particularly after Boumediene guaranteed habeas to Guantánamo detainees, the Military Commissions Act was revised in 2009, and the Periodic Review Boards (PRBs) commenced in 2013, but challenges have remained for the remaining 41 detainees. The panelists will address these legal and political challenges and how they may affect future captures brought to Guantánamo.
Ashika Singh, Debevoise and Plimpton; formerly State Department, Office of the Legal Advisor, Political and Military Affairs
Jason Wright, Wright Law Firm; formerly defense counsel with the Office of the Military Commissions
Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Moderated by Andrea Harrison, Deputy Legal Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross, Washington DC; Board of Directors, ABILA
The discussion will take place in Room 2-01B. Admission to ILW is free for students. For all others, there is a fee of $50. To register, visit the ILW conference website.