College of Law to Offer Panel Discussion of America’s Stand, Record on Human Rights Issues

Tuesday, April 3 2012


MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho College of Law will feature a panel discussion on issues related to Guantanamo Bay at 6 p.m., Monday, April 9 in the College of Law Courtroom.

The program is sponsored by three student organizations: the Board of Student Advocates, Multicultural Law Caucus and the American Constitution Society.

The discussion will be led by human rights experts Kristine Huskey and Steve Wax. Huskey and Wax have represented prisoners at Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade. 

Huskey, director of the Anti-Torture Program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in Washington, D.C., will join Wax, federal public defender in the District of Oregon, for a panel discussion titled, “Is America a Human Rights Defender or a Human Rights Violator? Recent Developments.”

In addition, the panel will include nationally recognized experts on the University of Idaho College of Law faculty: professor Richard Seamon, professor Anastasia Telesetsky and professor Alan F. Williams, a former Marine Corps judge and authority on national security law.

A book signing will follow the discussion, with copies of Huskey’s and Wax’s work available for purchase.

For more information contact Janis Steffens, College of Law faculty assistant/events coordinator at (208) 885-2256 or jsteffens@uidaho.edu.
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