Looking Beyond Gitmo: U.S. and Foreign Approaches Toward Legal Treatment of Terrorist Suspects

February 18, 2009, 1:00 – 2:30 P.M.
Mumford Room, 6th Floor, Madison Building
Library of Congress, Washington, DC

On January 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order directing the Central Intelligence Agency to close the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba within a year. Some individuals and groups view this as a risky step because the facility known as "Gitmo" is perceived as a secure location to conduct trials of terrorist suspects. Others welcome the move, but believe it could take longer than one year to accomplish.

The Law Library of Congress will sponsor a panel discussion titled "Looking Beyond Gitmo: U.S. and Foreign Approaches Toward Legal Treatment of Terrorist Suspects." The 90-minute program will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, in the Mumford Room, located on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building at 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited and advance reservations are suggested at (202) 707-9834, bmoo@loc.gov.

Featuring Law Library’s Specialists
Clare Feikert – Speaking on “The UK’s Approach to Suspected Terrorists”
Lou Fisher – Speaking on “Detainees, Interrogation, and Military Tribunals”
Ruth Levush – Speaking on “Non-Criminal Detention of Persons Suspected in Posing Terrorism Threats – Israeli Experience”, and
Charles “Cully” D. Stimson – The Heritage Foundation, former Deputy Assistant Defense
Secretary for Detainee Affairs – Speaking on a broad base of detention topics
Moderator Peter Roudik

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