UNCA hosts talk on international law and Guantanamo Feb. 25
From a UNCA press release:
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Dr. Mark Gibney, UNC Asheville Political Science Professor, 828.250.387 or failing that call Political Science Dept: 828 251-6634
UNC Asheville Hosts Talk on International Humanitarian Law and Guantanamo Bay Detainees
UNC Asheville will host a talk on “Defending the Rule of Law: The Guantanamo Bay Detainees” by civil rights attorney Frank Goldsmith at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at UNC Asheville’s Highsmith University Union, room 221.
Goldsmith, an expert on international humanitarian law, is representing one of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The event is free and open to the public.
Goldsmith practices law in Marion, N.C., with the firm Goldsmith, Goldsmith & Dews.
He is former state president and legal committee chair for the North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and continues to serve as a cooperating attorney and board member of the Western North Carolina Chapter of ACLU. Goldsmith is also a member of Veterans for Peace.
Goldsmith’s talk is sponsored by the UNC Asheville student chapter of Amnesty International, the UNC Asheville student chapter of the ACLU and the Western North Carolina Chapter of the ACLU.
For more information, call UNC Asheville’s Political Science Department at 828.251-6634.