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February 04, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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s blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: As talks aimed at ending the Syrian conflict got off to a shaky start in Geneva a few days ago and have now been suspended until February 25,...
February 03, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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After the deadly attacks on hotels in Mali in November and Burkina Faso in January, neighboring Senegal is justifiably worried about the threat of violent extremism spilling over into its territory....
February 03, 2016
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Top News Global Refugee Crisis Congress will address the ongoing global refugee crisis during a series of hearings this week. On Wednesday, the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a...
February 03, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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Today, the French Council of Ministers requested for the country’s state of emergency, which has been in place since the tragic attacks in Paris in November 2015, to be extended until a law on new...
February 03, 2016
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By Leah Schulz Kuwait’s Cybercrime Law No. 63, approved by its National Assembly in June, imposes severe restrictions on freedom of speech that deteriorate an already dangerous environment for...
February 02, 2016
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By Adelma Jakupovic Guantanamo detainee Yassin Qasim Mohammed Ismail appeared before the Periodic Review Board (PRB) this morning seeking release as a non-threat to the United States. The 36-year-...
February 01, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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Repressive practices foster the very grievances that drive violent extremism and threaten peace and stability. President Obama knows this, and has said it many times. But as the administration seeks...
February 01, 2016
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Kansas Representative Lynn Jenkins is asking the Congressional Budget Office to produce a study on the cost of closing the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay and detaining the remaining prisoners in...
January 29, 2016
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
Jamaica's Offences Against the Person Act of 1864, also known as the sodomy law, criminalizes all forms of intimacy between men, even in private. Although the law is rarely enforced, it provides...
January 29, 2016
By Timothy Meyers Poland’s far-right Law and Justice Party (PiS) took power two months ago and has enacted a number of laws eroding democratic safeguards. This is startling for a country seen as...

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