Wednesday, March 19, 2014

12-20 March 2014: LGC speaking tour with Omar Khadr's lawyer Dennis Edney QC

The London Guantánamo Campaign is pleased to announce that we will be bringing Dennis Edney QC to London on 12-20 March 2014 for a speaking tour

Dennis Edney QC is the Scottish-Canadian lawyer of Omar Khadr, the former Guantánamo prisoner who was arrested aged 15 in Afghanistan, tortured at Bagram, and held in Guantánamo where he is the only person since WWII to be convicted as an adult for war crimes committed as a minor under a secret plea bargain. Omar returned to Canada in September 2012 where he remains in prison and has recently launched an appeal against his US conviction; he also has several cases ongoing in Canada. 
The London Guantánamo is pleased to present the following schedule of talks in London and York where Dennis Edney QC will speak about his client and the many issues involved in Omar’s unique case. All events are open to the public and free to attend, but prior registration may be necessary in some cases:
Date & Time
Wednesday 12 March, 6.30-8.30pm
Omar Khadr and the Betrayal of International Law: a public meeting chaired by Professor Bill Bowring

Jointly organised by CAMPACC, the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and the London Guantánamo Campaign 
Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A
Thursday 13 March, 4.00-5.30pm
Defending Guantánamo's youngest prisoner: The struggle to free Omar Khadr

Organised by the Centre for Applied Human Rights at the University of York
Bowland Auditorium (BS/005), Berrick Saul building, University of York, Heslington, York
Friday 14 March, 1.00-2.00pm
An audience with Dennis Edney QC, chaired by Dr Douglas Guilfoyle

Organised by the UCL Faculty of Laws
UCL Faculty of Laws Moot Court
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
London, WC1H 0EG
Friday 14 March, 5.00-7.00pm
Where is the Law in War? An Analysis of Omar Khadr’s case

Organised by the Westminster Law Review
University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7UW
Monday 17 March, 2.00-4.00pm
Omar Khadr: Guantánamo's Child: A Travesty of Justice
Birkbeck College, University of London, organised by a coalition of student societies

Room B20, Birkbeck College, Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HX
Monday 17 March, 7.00-8.30pm
Dennis Edney talk on Omar Khadr

Organised by Veterans for Peace UK
5 Caledonian Road
London N1
Tuesday 18 March, 12.30-2.30pm
Dennis Edney talk at the London School of Economic
Organised by the student union (details TBC)
LSE, Holborn, London
Tuesday 18 March, 4.30-5.30pm
QM Amnesty Presents: Guantánamo lawyer Dennis Edney on Omar Khadr

Organised by QM Amnesty

Queen Mary, Queen’s Building, Rm W206, QMUL Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS
Tuesday 18 March, 7.00-9.00pm
Defending Guantánamo’s youngest prisoner

Organised by Amnesty International UK, with Andy Worthington, journalist, and Aaf Post from Free Omar Khadr Now

Human Rights Action Centre, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
Thursday 20 March, 7.30pm
March meeting: Q&A with Dennis Edney
Organised by Amnesty St John’s Wood

Liberal Synagogue in St John's Wood, 28 St. John's Wood Road, NW8 7HA

As a 100% volunteer-run organisation, we need FUNDS to make this tour happen. Please donate to the costs of this visit at  

Dennis Edney has represented Omar Khadr pro bono both during his detention in Guantánamo and currently in Canada. He is in not receipt of legal aid or assistance to cover steep legal fees in Canada in the fight for justice. Please also consider making a donation to his legal fund:

For more information about Omar Khadr and international campaign to Free Omar Khadr Now, that the LGC is a part of, visit:

Further information about Omar Khadr via the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims:
Please use the hashtag #KhadrTour in relation to this series of events

Further details will be updated HERE in due course – watch this space! Also follow us @shutguantanamo and on Facebook - don't miss out on this unique opportunity!! 

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