Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7-8:30 PM Free and Open to the Public
- WHAT: A Panel, “From Torture to Trial: Guantanamo and Beyond” will be sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law.
- WHO: * David Rose, writer and investigative journalist; the author of Guantánamo: The War on Human Rights (The New Press). Rose is the recipient of the David Watt Memorial Prize and the One World award for human rights journalism. * Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Swift, JAG. Swift is one of the advocate generals for “enemy combatants” being held at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay. He has filed a brief with the Supreme Court to define the detainees’ legal rights, and a lawsuit in Federal District Court to challenge the constitutionality of the tribunal process. * Reed Brody, special counsel with Human Rights Watch and the author of a new report, “Disappeared: the United States’ Ghost Detainees,” which looks at the incommunicado detention of al-Qaeda leaders in “secret locations.” Brody has been active in HRW’s intervention in the case of Augusto Pinochet in Britain’s House of Lords, and in the prosecution of the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré. * Meg Satterthwaite, Research Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and an NYU Law professor. Satterthwaite is the project director of the report “Torture by Proxy: International and Domestic Law Applicable to Extraordinary Renditions,” which was recently issued jointly by the CHRGJ and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. Satterthwaite is a former human rights investigator for the Haitian National Truth and Justice Commission and has worked with Amnesty International, the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, and Street Law. * Moderator: Smita Narula, Executive Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and an NYU law professor. Narula was a Senior Researcher for South Asia at Human Rights Watch and oversaw the organization’s work on India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Narula has conducted numerous human rights investigations in Asia and has authored a variety of reports and articles on caste discrimination worldwide and the rise of religious nationalism in South Asia.
- WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 2004, 7-8:30 PM
- WHERE: NYU School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Room 204. The event is free and open to the public.
NYU Law School’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (http://www.nyuhr.org) focuses on issues related to “global justice,” and aims to advance human rights and respect for the rule of law through cutting-edge advocacy and scholarship. The CHRGJ promotes human rights research, education and training, and encourages interdisciplinary research on emerging issues in international human rights and humanitarian law.