Noted Human Rights Attorney to Speak at College of Law

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Alberto J. Mora, the former general counsel of the Navy noted for his legal arguments against harsh interrogation tactics of U.S. detainees, will discuss “Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo: The Enduring Consequences of Disregarding Legal Ethics.”

Mora is a senior fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy within Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His lecture is the 25th Anniversary Distinguished International Law Lecture co-sponsored by the Florida State University College of Law and the Journal of Transnational Law and Policy.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place:

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6 

3 – 4:30 P.M. 

D’ALEMBERTE ROTUNDA
B.K. ROBERTS HALL
425 W. JEFFERSON ST.

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

TALLAHASSEE, FLA.

 A Q&A will follow the lecture.

Mora served as general counsel of the Navy from 2001 to 2006. During his tenure, he led efforts within the Department of Defense to oppose the Bush administration’s legal theories that allowed harsh interrogation tactics at the U.S. detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Mora is a recipient of the Profile in Courage Award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Distinguished Honor Award from the U.S. Information Agency.

Mora was featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side” (2007) and was the subject of a 2006 New Yorker article, “The Memo,” concerning his effort to ban the abuse and torture of U.S. detainees.

CONTACT:
Jeffery Seay
FSU University Communications
(850) 644-0277
jseay@fsu.edu

 

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