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Isolation – Witness to Guantanamo


Jonathan Hafetz is an American lawyer and writer. He is a graduate of Yale Law School, and works for the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. He notably volunteered to serve to assist Guantanamo detainees access the United States Justice system. Hafetz has helped coordinate the Guantanamo detainee habeas corpus litigation since its earliest stages and has testified before Congress on habeus corpus and detainee rights. Prior to his career at the ACLU, Hafetz served as Litigation Director for the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and as a Gibbons fellow in Public Interest and Constitutional Law at Gibbons, P.C. He was also a law clerk to both Jed S. Rakoff of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, and Sandra L. Lynch of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He serves as a frequent commentator on national security issues and his writings have appeared in numerous publications, including The Nation, The American Prospect, the Los Angeles Times, and the National Law Journal. He is also a co-editor of The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison, Outside the Law.

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