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GITMO expert to lecture at College


January 28, 2009

Professor Mark Denbeaux, a leading authority on the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp in Cuba and advisor to the Obama administration on the handling of national security detainees, will lecture at the College of Law on Friday, Jan. 30.

Denbeaux, a professor at Seton Hall Law School and director of the school’s Center for Policy and Research, will deliver the lecture, “759 Named, Unknown Detainees,” at noon in Armstrong Hall, room 116. 

Denbeaux’s interest in GITMO, which the Obama administration plans to close within one year, stems from his representation of two detainees there. Following his visits to Guantánamo, and his participation in amicus briefs arising from the rules governing the hearings for “enemy combatants,” Denbeaux realized the need for an analysis of the government’s assumptions and the principles governing the detention process. 

Denbeaux and the Center have since produced a series of internationally recognized reports about the camp that have been included in the Congressional Record of both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees and the Senate Judiciary Committee. 

The event is free and open to the public.

Janie Magruder, Jane.Magruder@asu.edu
(480) 727-9052
Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law