Panel: US-Sponsored Torture, Prisoners' Rights and Survivor Care - New York City

Date 

Add to My Calendar Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Location 

6:30 PM 

The Peace and Justice Task Force

 

Invites you to a Panel Discussion:

 

U.S.-sponsored Torture, Prisoners’ Rights, and Survivor Care

 

Four distinguished panelists across professions will address the current situation of prisoners held in U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay, Abu Ghraib, and prisons in several other countries (out of reach of U.S. law), many of whom remain without charge of any crime.

 

Topics include expanded executive power, “safe and enhanced” torture techniques, Habeas Corpus, professional ethics, and how our constitutional rights in this matter may be compromised by the outcome of the presidential election and next year's Supreme Court appointments.

Panelists

 

*Stephen Xenakis, M.D.,

Retired Brigadier-General, U.S. Army

 

*Jonathan Hafetz, J.D.,

American Civil Liberties Union

 

*Gita Gutierrez, J.D.,

Center for Constitutional Rights

 

*Allen Keller, M.D.,

Associate Professor of Medicine and Director,

Torture Survivors Program at Bellevue/NYU

 

Co-sponsored by Adult Education Committee

 

 

Doors open at 6:30 pm for Reception

Program begins promptly at 7:00 pm

Free event – donations greatly appreciated

Last modified 

October 6, 2008