About Alexa Koenig

Alexa Koenig is the executive director of the Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She teaches courses on Human Rights and War Crimes Investigations and Human Rights Law, and has authored numerous publications on war crimes-related issues, including the forthcoming book Hiding in Plain Sight: The Politics of Pursuing War Crimes Suspects from Nuremberg to Post-9/11 (with Eric Stover and Victor Peskin). Prior to her appointment at the Human Rights Center, she served as an attorney specializing in civil and human rights issues, and as an assistant professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Alexa received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco, and her Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.

Medical Torture: U.S. Detention Centers

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Alexa Koenig: A report released this morning concludes that post-9/11, doctors and other health professionals working in U.S. security detention centers engaged in torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees.

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