A Place Outside the Law

Forgotten Voices from Guantanamo


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Drawing on Rubenstein Library collections as well as additional materials, the Human Rights Archive is curating an exhibit, A Place Outside the Law, that will outline the history and context of Guantánamo and the impact it has had on lives, policy, and politics. Cases and videos will feature the individual stories of detainees, guards, and legal advocates among others. A mural wall, curated by a Duke undergraduate class, will give voice to detainees by making use of art and poetry by detainees. We aim to promote a public dialogue with our current generation of students born post 9/11 and for whom the War on Terror and Guantánamo are either completely unknown or reduced to an unexamined back-ground noise.