For 20 years, the U.S. prison Guantánamo has been a synonym for horrendous crimes: enforced disappearances, torture, and detention without charge or trial. Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks from September to the opening of Guantánamo in January, we and our partners are hosting an interdisciplinary event series on the legacy of the world’s most famous prison ­- Rupture and Reckoning: 20 years of Guantánamo. On the anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo on January 11th, we would like to use the occasion to stimulate reflection upon the realities of Guantánamo with our publication and our digital art exhibition.

On January 11th, the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) will host an online panel to discuss the impact of Guantánamo and the legal struggle for the detainees and lawyers involved. ECCHR has been working to fight the U.S. torture program for more than ten years.


Tuesday, January 11, 2022
11:00am to 1:00pm


  • Moderator – Allison West, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights
  • Mohamedou Ould Slahi, former Guantánamo detainee
  • Katherine Gallagher, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Wolfgang Kaleck, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

RSVP for the panel discussion here

The original article can be found here