In April 2003, the U.S. admitted that children were being detained and interrogated at the prison camp in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Lieutenant Colonel Barry Johnson, a U.S. military spokesman, said at the time that the children had the “potential to provide important information in the ongoing war on terrorism.” Sixteen years ago today, Doug Cassel joined Worldview to provide analysis from a human rights perspective. His reflections remain relevant in 2019; earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security considered housing migrant children at Guantánamo Bay.
In 2003, Cassel was director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University’s School of Law. He is now a professor emeritus of law at the University of Notre Dame.
Special thanks to the WBEZ Archives Team for cataloging 25 years of Worldview and making this segment possible.