The BC Civil Liberties Association is delighted to host Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director at the ACLU and Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy. Please come and join us for an early evening reception on Tuesday, August 14th, from 5:00-7:00pm.

Tickets: $20, a drink included.

Online registration now closed.  If you wish to attend, please call Stefanie Ratjen at 604-630-9750.



Jameel Jaffer is the Deputy Legal Director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, which houses the ACLU’s work on national security; human rights; and speech, privacy, and technology. He is particularly notable for the role he played in litigating Freedom of Information Act requests that led to the U.S. government’s release of over one hundred thousand pages of documents related to the torture of prisoners held by the U.S. at Guantanamo and elsewhere.

His book, Administration of Torture (co-authored with Open Society Justice Institute attorney Amrit Singh), was published by Columbia University Press in 2007. Prior to joining the staff of the ACLU, he served as law clerk to Hon. Amalya L. Kearse, United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, and Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, Chief Justice of Canada. He is a graduate of Williams College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School.