Defending Guantánamo's youngest prisoner: The struggle to free Omar Khadr

Thursday 13 March 2014, 4.00PM to 5.30 pm

Speaker: Dennis Edney QC

Dennis Edney QC is the Canadian lawyer of Omar Khadr, the Canadian former Guantánamo prisoner who was arrested aged 15 in Afghanistan, tortured at Bagram, and held in Guantánamo where he is the only person since WWII to be convicted as an adult of war crimes committed as a minor under a secret plea bargain. He returned to Canada in September 2012 where he remains in prison and has recently launched an appeal against his US conviction and the Canadian government for breaches of his constitutional rights.

During his talk at York Mr Edney will discuss the issues involved in Khadr's unique case.

In September 2013 Dennis Edney received a prestigious human rights award from the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights.

Dennis Edney QC's visit to the UK is supported by London Guantánamo Campaign.

 

Location: Bowland Auditorium (BS/005), Berrick Saul building, University of York, Heslington, York

Admission: Free