ABA Annual Meeting 2017 | GTMO: What Next?

August 10, 2017

The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay remains open, despite efforts to close it. Forty-one detainees are currently held at Guantanamo Bay and Military Commission proceedings continue. A panel of DoD experts, litigators, and human rights advocates discussed the way ahead during the American Bar Association's 2017 Annual Meeting. Moderator: David B. Rivkin, Jr., Partner, BakerHostetler Panelists: · Maj. Gen. Charles J. Dunlap, Jr. (ret.) former Deputy Judge Advocate General, United States Air Force, and Executive Director, Duke Law School’s Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security · Raha Wala, Director, National Security Policy, Human Rights First · Paul Lekas, former Dupty General Counsel (Legal Counsel), U.S. Department of Defense · Paul M. Lewis, former Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure, U.S. Department of Defense Sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law with the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security and the New York City Bar Association’s Military Affairs and Justice Committee.