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- Clive Stafford Smith defense attorney for Guantanamo detainees
- Emi MacLean legal fellow, GuantÃ�Â¡namo Global Justice Initiative at the Center for Constitutional Rights
- Sandra Hodgkinson Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs
- Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper ambassador-at-large, Office of War Crimes Issues at the U.S. Department of State from 2001 to 2005
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