Professor Ramzi Kassem was a guest on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story Americas discussing conditions at Guantanamo Bay prison. Prof. Kassem discussed the hunger strike by detainees as well as the alleged abuse of the detainees by prison guards. “It is equally important to step back and look at the large picture,” said Kassem. “What we are seeing in Guantanamo today of course is a violation of medical ethics, is a violation of international law.”
Prof. Kassem is the director of the Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic and oversees the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility project at CUNY Law. Before joining the CUNY Law faculty in 2009, Professor Kassem was a Robert M. Cover Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he taught in the Civil Liberties & National Security Clinic as well as the Worker & Immigrant Rights & Advocacy Clinic. Professor Kassem also previously served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught in the International Justice Clinic.