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Buz Eisenberg

Buz Eisenberg is a civil rights attorney who represents six Guantánamo detainees.  He is President of the International Justice Network, the only non-governmental organization currently providing legal representation to detainees held abroad in the “War on Terror.”  He also teaches law-related topics at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

Tina Monshipour Foster

Tina Foster is the founder and Executive Director of the International Justice Network and serves as lead counsel in several of IJNetwork’s legal cases on behalf detainees imprisoned without charge at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. From 2004 to 2006, she was counsel for the Center for Constitutional Rights Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative.

David Frakt

David Frakt is a lawyer, law professor, and officer in the United States Air Force Reserve. As defense counsel to Guantánamo detainee Mohammed Jawad, he successfully defended Mohammed against charges in a Guantánamo military commission and earned his release through a petition for a writ of habeas corpus.  He now teaches law at Barry Law School Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando, Florida, and is a contributor to The Torture Report.

Shayana Kadidal

As senior managing attorney of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights, Shane Kadidal supervises Guantánamo litigation. He also works on the Center’s challenge to the “material support” for terrorism statute, HLP v. Gonzales.

Kate Martin

Kate Martin has directed the Center for National Security Studies since 1992.  She has testified frequently before the United States Congress, including the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.

Robert Meeropol

Robert Meeropol is the founder and executive director of the Rosenberg Fund for Children, which provides for the educational and emotional needs of both targeted activist youth and children in this country whose parents have been harassed, injured, jailed, lost jobs or died in the course of their progressive activities. In its 19-year history, the Fund has awarded more than $3 million in grants to benefit hundreds of children. He published a memoir, An Execution in the Family, on the 50th anniversary of the execution of his parents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Hope Metcalf

Hope Metcalf is Associate Research Scholar in Law; Director, Arthur Liman Program; and Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She represents survivors of torture, rendition and arbitrary detention and their families in actions against U.S. officials.

William Newman

William Newman is a civil rights attorney and the director of the Western Regional Office of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts.

Christopher Pyle

Christopher Pyle is a professor of politics at Mount Holyoke College.  His most recent book is Getting Away with Torture: Secret Government, War Crimes, and the Rule of Law (Potomac Books, 2009).

Stephen Rohde

Stephen Rohde is a constitutional lawyer, author and lecturer and Chair of the ACLU Foundation of Southern California. He is the author of Freedom of Assembly (Facts on File, 2005) and the editor of American Words of Freedom (Webster's New World, 2001). 

Clive Stafford Smith

Since 2004, Attorney Clive Stafford Smith has focused on achieving due process for the prisoners being held by the US in Guantánamo Bay and in secret prisons around the world that were established in the wake of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.  He is the founder and director of Reprieve and has spent 25 years working on behalf of defendants facing the death penalty in the USA.

Andy Worthington

Andy Worthington  is a freelance journalist who has been investigating Guantánamo and the crimes of the "War on Terror" since 2006.  He is the co-director, with filmmaker Polly Nash, of the documentary film, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo.  He is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison (Pluto Press, 2007). He also maintains a blog at http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/