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April 23, 2013

Raha Wala on Guantanamo, Drones at Georgetown University

Human Rights First's Raha Wala spoke about Guantanamo and drones at a panel event organized by South Asians Bar Association on April 23, 2013. The event was hosted by Georgetown University. Guantanamo, Drones, and the Courts: A Conversation About National Security Law

This year has seen significant developments in national security issues of interest to South Asian Americans. Important D.C. Circuit decisions have challenged the scope of the Guanatanamo military commissions. These rulings, along with a set of high-profile prosecutions, have triggered new questions about Guantanamo's legal status and role. Separately, the Obama Administration's recently released white paper on drone policy has raised its own set of important legal questions.


  • Wells C. Bennett is an attorney in Washington, D.C., and a Visiting Fellow in National Security Law at the Brookings Institution.
  • Steve Vladeck is a professor of law and the associate dean for scholarship at American University Washington College of Law.
  • Raha Wala is an Advocacy Counsel in the Law and Security Program, Human Rights First