Witness to Guantanamo Project
Under the direction of Professor Peter Jan Honigsberg, the Witness to
Guantanamo project has filmed interviews around the world of former detainees and other witnesses to the
human rights abuses that have taken place at Guantanamo Bay.
To document the
rule of law violations, the project has interviewed prison guards, chaplains,
medics, prosecutors, habeas attorneys, military officials, FBI agents, and
after September 11, 2001, Honigsberg began teaching a class about the war on
terror, international security, civil liberties, and human rights. The
questions raised by this class led him to travel to Guantanamo and delve deeper
into the issues. In addition to his work on the Witness to Guantanamo project,
he has published several articles and A Nation Unhinged: The Human
Consequences of the War on Terror (University of California Press, 2009).
to Guantanamo is the only project that is systematically filming and preserving
the stories of detainees. Through the project, Honigsberg hopes to give a voice
to victims of abusive interrogation policies and provide an educational tool
that can be used to hold U.S. government officials and private actors
Visit witnesstoguantanamo.com to watch
interviews and learn more about the project.