The Trials of Lawyers in the Era of Torture

Islamic Studies Annual Lecture

Lisa Hajjar

Associate Professor of Law and Society

University of California, Santa Barbara

Guantanamo Bay prisoners

April 19

4:30 PM

Science Center 199

Lawyers are crucial and privileged interlocutors in efforts to challenge and end the US torture policy. Who are these lawyers representing torture victims of the “war on terror?” How has this work affected them politically and ideologically? What kinds of legal strategies and networking have resulted from the ongoing and collective lawyering on torture-related cases? What are the national and global ramifications of these ongoing legal struggles?

Co-Sponsored by the Political Science and Sociology and Anthropology Departments, and the Public Policy and Peace and Conflict Studies Programs

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