Many Guantanamos: A Reflection on the Work of Human Rights Clinics

Human Rights Brief, Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 46, 2006

3 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2009

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Richard J. Wilson

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: Spring 2006

Abstract

This short piece reviews Brant Goldstein's Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President - and Won. At the same time, it compares the work methods and styles of the Yale clinical program with the work of our students at American University 's Washington College of Law, also in Guantanamo matters. In the "first" Guantanamo, involving the Haitian boat-lift, our Human Rights Law Clinic represented a single client, a woman who was evacuated to Walter Reed Hospital in Washington with her infant son, who was deathly ill. The American and Yale law school clinical programs continue to work with cases arising from the "second" Guantanamo, the detention of so-called enemy combatants in the war on terror.

Keywords: Guantanamo Bay, Enemy Combatant, Military Commission, Detainees, Human Rights Clinics

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Richard J., Many Guantanamos: A Reflection on the Work of Human Rights Clinics (Spring 2006). Human Rights Brief, Vol. 13, No. 3, p. 46, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1368414

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