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Human Rights Advocate to Discuss War on Terror

September 7, 2012

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. -- Gabor Rona '78, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, will discuss the war on terror at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Yates Room of Debevoise Hall at Vermont Law School. The event is free and open to the public.

Rona's talk, "Is There Still a War on Terror? The Intersections of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in the Fight Against Terrorism," will include the conflict in Syria, drone warfare, waterboarding and other interrogation techniques, the tenth anniversary of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and other issues.

Rona, whose talk is hosted by Vermont Law's International Law Society, advises Human Rights First on international law and coordinates international human rights litigation. He also teaches at Columbia Law School.

CONTACT:   John Cramer, Associate Director of Media Relations, Vermont Law School

Office: 802-831-1106, cell: 540-798-7099, home: 802-649-2235,

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