UNC Asheville Hosts Talk on International Humanitarian Law and Guantanamo Bay Detainees
Thu, 02/18/2010 - 3:42pm
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.