Baher Azmy

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Baher Azmy is an American lawyer and professor of law at Seton Hall University,[1] specializing in constitutional law.[1]



  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • M.P.A., Columbia University
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania


Azmy is notable for his wide number of publications, and for undertaking a role in the Center for Constitutional Rights attempts to provide legal assistance to the captives the Bush administration is holding in extrajudicial detention in the Guantanamo Bay detention camps in Cuba.[2] Azmy was the lawyer for Guantanamo captive Murat Kurnaz.[3][4][5] Azmy shared his experiences defending Kurnaz on the Peabody Award-winning episode of This American Life entitled "Habeas Shmabeas".[6][7]

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