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October 29, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
President Obama has come under fire this week from Nobel laureates and a group of retired generals to back up his position on torture. Though Obama signed an executive order banning torture by all U....
October 28, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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On this day in 1886, President Grover Cleveland dedicated the Statue of Liberty in the New York harbor. Originally a gift from France, the statue became a symbol of hope for immigrants and refugees...
October 28, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
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It has been more than half a year since the radical Islamic insurgency group Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls in Chibok, Nigeria. Since then, they have kidnapped even more children, including 30...
October 27, 2014
Vice President, Communications
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Top News TORTURE Twelve Nobel Peace Prize laureates are calling on President Obama to release the Senate intelligence committee’s long-anticipated CIA torture report and make “full disclosure to...
October 27, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee is considering three bills on human trafficking, including the controversial Stop Advertising Victims Exploitation (SAVE) Act,...
October 24, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross post from The Huffington Post: Parliamentary elections take place in Ukraine on Sunday and are expected to show what direction the under-pressure country is taking. After the...
October 23, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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What do an activist, an actor, and a law firm have in common? They were honored at the Human Rights First Award Dinner on Wednesday night at Chelsea Piers. Ryan Boyette is the founder of Nuba...
October 23, 2014
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By Cara Vasquez, DLA Piper in Houston My client, M, is a four-year old girl. She has experienced more trauma than anyone should in a lifetime. While she was still in her mother’s womb, her father...
October 23, 2014
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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This is a cross post from The Huffington Post Dictatorships do a great deal more to create and maintain violent religious extremism than liberalization has done or will ever do, contrary to...
October 22, 2014
Assistant, National Security Campaign
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The military commission trials at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay have been fraught with problems. Hearings are often cancelled at the last minute, and only eight people—of the hundreds who have...

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