Barbara Olshansky

BARBARA OLSHANSKY is the Leah Kaplan Distinguished Professor in Human Rights at Stanford University. Previously, she was deputy legal director for the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and director counsel of the Guantánamo Global Justice Initiative there. She was one of the lead attorneys who brought the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that resulted in a decision allowing the nearly 600 detainees held at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba to challenge their unlawful indefinite detentions. She’s the coauthor of The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing George W. Bush from Office (St. Martins, 2006) and Against War with Iraq, among other titles, and author of Secret Trials and Executions: Military Tribunals and the Threat to Democracy (Open Media Series/Seven Stories Press, 2002) and Democracy Detained: Secret Unconstitutional Practices in the U.S. War on Terror (Open Media Series/Seven Stories Press, 2007).