After a 2002 firefight, U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan captured a 15-year-old boy from Toronto. He was imprisoned for 10 years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay.
Criminal defence lawyer Dennis Edney was one of many advocates who worked pro bono to defend Khadr’s rights, ultimately helping him win freedom in Canada.
Edney will discuss that experience in a free public presentation entitled “Defending Omar Khadr,” Friday in the Moot Court. The event was organized by Windsor Law’s Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted, and sponsored by the Faculty of Law and the Transnational Law and Justice Network.
Third-year law student Modasir Rajabali serves as the vice-president communications of the association’s Windsor Law chapter. He is excited to hear about one of the most famous cases of the 21st century.
“Having Dennis Edney come to Windsor Law is a great opportunity for students to meet a high-profile criminal defence lawyer working in the access to justice sector and to learn more about his experiences,” he says.
The event will begin at 2 p.m. in the Moot Court, Ron W, Ianni Faculty of Law Building. A question-and-answer session will follow the Edney’s presentation. Learn more on the Facebook event page.