Accountability for Torture: George W. Bush Visits B.C. Panel Discussion


In his memoir, former U.S. president George W. Bush admits that when he was asked if men in U.S. custody should be waterboarded, he replied Damn, right.

Despite admitting that he authorized torture, Bush has not been investigated or held accountable for his actions in the United States — or by any judicial body elsewhere. Bush has enjoyed global impunity for his role in the torture of detainees held in Guantnamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and secret black sites.

Bush is scheduled to speak in Surrey, B.C. on October 20th. Is there a case against Bush for torture? Should Canada investigate him? Will Canada prosecute Bush for torture?

Please join us for an expert panel to discuss Bushs responsibility for torture in the war on terror and the options for accountability in Canada.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2011
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Place: UBC Robson Square, Room C180 (enter by the ice rink)
800 Robson St., Vancouver

For directions, visit:


  • Matt Eisenbrandt, Legal Director, Canadian Centre for International Justice
  • Katherine Gallagher, Senior Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
  • Gail Davidson, Lawyers Against the War

Co-hosted by the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights ( and the Canadian Centre for International Justice (

For more information, please contact [email protected] or 604-569-1778