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IHR Event: 'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo'

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM (GMT)

IHR Event: 'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo'

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UCL INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

 

Screening of the documentary

'Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo'

followed by Q&A session and discussion

 

Speakers:

  • Omar Deghayes (former prisoner)
  • Andy Worthington (journalist/director)
  • Philippe Sands QC (Professor of International Law, UCL

                                                                      

March 17th 2009, from 6-8pm

Venue: Windeyer Edward Lewis LT

46 CLEVELAND STREET

LONDON  W1P 6DB

 

About the Film:

“Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” is a new documentary film, directed by filmmaker Polly Nash and journalist Andy Worthington (author of The Guantánamo Files). The film focuses on the stories of three particular prisoners — Shaker Aamer (who is still being held), Binyam Mohamed (released in 2009) and Omar Deghayes (released in 2007) and includes interviews with the former prisoners as well as the lawyers representing them (Clive Stafford Smith in the UK and Tom Wilner in the US). The screening coincides with the mounting scandal involving British complicity in torture, which focuses on Shaker Aamer and Binyam Mohamed.

The film provides a powerful rebuke to those who believe that Guantánamo holds “the worst of the worst” and that the Bush administration was justified in responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 by holding men neither as prisoners of war, protected by the Geneva Conventions, nor as criminal suspects with habeas corpus rights, but as “illegal enemy combatants” with no rights whatsoever.


For futher information about the film, please visit

www.spectacle.co.uk/outside-the-law-stories-from-guantanamo
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Windeyer Edward Lewis LT
46 CLEVELAND STREET
W1P 6DB London
United Kingdom

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 6:00 PM (GMT)


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