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Professor Cohn to Speak on National Security and Torture

August 29, 2012

The Campaigning for Human Rights organization has invited TJSL Professor Marjorie Cohn to speak on the topic of “National Security and Torture” at the La Jolla Library on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Professor Cohn, who teaches International Human Rights Law at TJSL, in addition to Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Evidence, is a frequent lecturer throughout the world on international human rights and U.S. foreign policy. The former president of the National Lawyers Guild, she also is the author of The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration, and Abuse and Rules of Disengagement and Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law.

She will be joined by another speaker, Sam Nejabat, who is the founder of Campaigning for Human Rights. The non-profit organization collaborates with other human rights organizations to disseminate information with the goal of creating change around the world and educating people about human rights violations.