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Katherine Cosgrove

Associate, National Security

Katherine Cosgrove provides administrative, editorial, and strategic support for the members of the National Security Campaign and their projects. She conducts legal research, tracks relevant legislation and Hill proceedings, runs the team’s social media platforms, and coordinates staff availability and travel arrangements.

Prior to joining Human Rights First, Katherine was the Lead Democratic Fellow with the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for the House of Representatives. She has also spent time working with the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), the Center for Victims of Torture, and the Maine Democratic Party.

Katherine received her M.A. in International Human Rights with concentrations in International Law and Security from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver (2013), and her B.A. in International Studies and French Studies from Colby College (2010).

January 30, 2017
Last Wednesday morning at 9:00, the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay convened for what was supposed to be 2017’s first two-week set of pre-trial hearings in the case against the accused 9/...
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January 11, 2017
Fifteen years ago today, the first detainees in the “War on Terror” arrived at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five months’ prior, the United States had suffered an unprecedented...
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November 10, 2016
The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened Tuesday morning for the full review of Yassim Qasim Mohammed Ismail Qasim. Guantanamo detainees who are not cleared for...
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September 14, 2016
In the last five months, I’ve observed proceedings in all three of the cases before the military commissions at Guantanamo Bay. In May, Hadi al Iraqi—alleged former senior al Qaeda leader. In July,...
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