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Torture Flights: North Carolina's Role in the CIA's Rendition and Torture Program

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Monday, November 12, 2018
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12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Professor Jim Coleman, Duke Law and a N.C. Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT) Commissioner; Dr. Christina Cowger, coordinator of N.C. Stop Torture Now; Professor Jayne Huckerby, Duke Law and an expert witness for and advisor to the NCCIT; Professor Robin Kirk, Duke's Department of Cultural Anthropology and Commissioner and Co-Chair of the NCCIT; Catherine Read, Executive Director of the NCCIT; and, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, author, Guantánamo Diary (via Skype); will discuss the work of the Commission, a non-governmental and state-level inquiry into North Carolina's role in the CIA's post-9/11 rendition, detention, and interrogation program. The panel will focus on the Commission's recently-released report and will be moderated by Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Senior Lecturing Fellow and Supervising Attorney of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic. This is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by the Duke International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. The event is one of many presented as part of "Duke at Home in the World," a program of the Duke's Office of Global Affairs, throughout November. The panel is co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Human Rights Law Society, and the International Law Society. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Balfour Smith at bsmith@law.duke.edu.

Type: LECTURE/TALK