January 9, 2018
Guantanamo, the symbol of US lawlessness and torture remains! Hear Jonathan Hafetz, senior staff attorney with the ACLU Center for Democracy speak on Guantanamo, Lawlessness and the Myth of American Exceptionalism 7 to 9 pm, Thursday, January 11, at UW Law School, Room 138 (4293 Memorial Way NE).
After 9/11, United States created a network of secret prisons where it held terrorism suspects for years without charge or access to a court, and subjected them to torture and other mistreatment, in violation of the Constitution and international law. While the US has renounced several of these practices, Guantanamo, the symbol of US lawlessness remains. The US has also failed to implement any mechanism to ensure accountability for the worst abuses. The Trump administration, meanwhile, has raised concerns about US backsliding on providing basic due process guarantees to all persons in US custody. Talk examines what US treatment of terrorism suspects reveals about the notion of American exceptionalism.
Jonathan Hafetz is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU Center for Democracy and an important figure in the fight against torture and unlawful practices of detention. He is also a celebrated litigator, multiple award-winning author and world class legal scholar. Event is presented by Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture (WSRCAT) and co-sponsored by UW School of Law, Jackson School of International Studies; Amnesty International, Puget Sound; among others and recommended by Peace Action Group of Plymouth Church. –Adele ReynoldsSubscribe