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  • U.S. prison camps demonstrate the fragile nature of rights, says author

    Prison camps like the one at Guantanamo, Cuba, are places where detainees can lose even the right to have rights, according to a new book by A. Naomi Paik, a professor of Asian American studies at Illinois. She also looks at previous camps that detained Haitian refugees and Japanese-Americans.

    Prison camps like the one at Guantánamo, Cuba, are places where detainees can lose even “the right to have rights,” according to a new book by A. Naomi Paik, a professor of Asian American studies at Illinois. She also looks at previous camps that detained Haitian refugees and Japanese-Americans.

    Book cover image courtesy of the University of North Carolina Press

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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach A. Naomi Paik, email anpaik@illinois.edu or message through Twitter using @ANaomiPaik.

    The book “Rightlessness: Testimony and Redress in U.S. Prison Camps since World War II” was published by the University of North Carolina Press.