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October 20, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins The civil war in Syria has raged on for over five years, but many Americans only began to learn about the ensuing refugee crisis recently. With that awareness comes a seemingly non-...
October 18, 2016
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By Kevin Meister Last week I traveled to Guantanamo Bay for the second time this year to observe a week of pretrial hearings in the 9/11 case involving Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (KSM) and...
October 17, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top Items Guantanamo Human Rights First today praised the repatriation of Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Slahi to Mauritania, and encourages the Obama Administration to keep up the pace of...
October 14, 2016
By Alexander Strain AP recently reported on suspected labor exploitation in Hawaii’s multi-million-dollar fishing industry, prompting a robust response from advocacy organizations, businesses, and...
October 13, 2016
By Joe Jenkins Late last week, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton withdrew his lawsuit against the U.S. government in a move that may signal the end of the state’s resistance to the federal refugee...
October 12, 2016
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By Elizabeth Topolosky In an election cycle as dirty as this one, sometimes it takes a comedian to sift through slung mud to highlight important issues. On Sunday night John Oliver, host of Last...
October 12, 2016
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
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Reports over the weekend indicate that the main left-leaning opposition newspaper in Hungary was shut down. While the official line is that the newspaper was shut down on commercial grounds, many...
October 11, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top Items United Nations Last week the U.N. Security Council voted to elect former prime minister of Portugal António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres...
October 06, 2016
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By Joe Jenkins On Monday, judges of the 7th Circuit Court dealt a major blow to states trying to buck the federal refugee resettlement program when it blocked Indiana governor Mike Pence’s plan to...
October 05, 2016
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
(Photo courtesy of U.S. Mission to the OSCE) Last week the largest annual human rights conference in Europe brought together governments and human rights defenders from 57 countries. The Human...



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