Guantanámo: How to Do It (and How Not to Do It)" by Joanne
June 7, 2008, Joanne Mariner delivered the following speech, "Closing
Guantanámo: How to Do It (and How Not to Do It)," to the second
Future of Freedom Foundation conference,
the Republic," held in Reston, Virginia.
Mariner is the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program Director at
Human Rights Watch. She has worked on a wide variety of issues for
the organization, documenting war crimes in Colombia, Kosovo and
Darfur, political violence in Haiti, and the interface between terrorism
and the laws of war, among others. She has also conducted advocacy
before U.N. bodies, briefed members of Congress and staff on human
rights issues, and appeared on national media such as C-SPAN, ABC
News, and NPR. A graduate of Yale Law School, Mariner served as
a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Ninth Circuit before joining Human Rights Watch in 1994.
She speaks French and Spanish.