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Oral history interview with Clive Stafford Smith [electronic resource], 2010.

Creator: Stafford Smith, Clive, 1959-
Project: Rule of law oral history project
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Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Legal Director, Reprieve; Capital Defense and Guantanamo Bay Defense Lawyer.

Scope and Contents

Born July 9, 1959; education: Radley College; B.A., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; J.D., Columbia University, 1984; career: UNC Chapel Hill Morehead Fellowship, Team Defense internship; Southern Center for Human Rights, 1984-1993; founder and director, Louisiana Crisis Assistance Center, 1993-2002; founder and director, Reprieve, 1999 - present; founding board member, Gulf Region Advocacy Center, 2002 - present; lawyer for Guantanamo Bay detainees, 2002 - present; United States Supreme Court: Rasul/Al-Odah v. Bush, 2004; discussions: capital defense, prisoners' rights, habeas corpus petitions, public and legal advocacy for Guantanamo detainees; reflections: access to Guantanamo, detainee identity discovery, relationships with detainee families.


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