Friday, September 10, 2021
Baher Azmy: Guantanamo: 20 Years of Lawyering in Lawless Space
Baher Azmy spoke to the Human Rights Workshop on September 9, 2021. Azmy is the Legal Director of the Center of Constitutional Rights where he directs all litigation around issues related to the promotion of civil and human rights. He has litigated cases related to discriminatory policing practices (stop and frisk), government surveillance, the rights of Guantanamo detainees, rights of asylum seekers, and accountability for victims of torture. Azmy is currently on leave from his faculty position at Seton Hall University School of Law, where he taught Constitutional Law and directed the Civil Rights and Constitutional Litigation Clinic. Azmy represented Murat Kurnaz, a German resident of Turkish descent imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, until his release in August 2006.