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January 30, 2015
On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Today, 150 years later, there are an estimated 21 million people enslaved. These people...
January 30, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
Yesterday I wrote about problems in the CIA’s interrogation program on which the Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s (SSCI) report on CIA torture, the CIA’s response, and the SSCI minority report...
January 29, 2015
Director, Refugee Protection
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Two weeks ago I visited Egypt to speak to some of the many refugees who have sought shelter there from violence and persecution. I met with refugees from Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Ethiopia, Eritrea and...
January 29, 2015
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Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Loretta Lynch for the office of U.S. Attorney General. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch will replace current Attorney...
January 29, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. As Republicans questioned U.S. Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch at her confirmation hearing in Washington on Wednesday for supporting trials of...
January 29, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report has shed much needed light on the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation program, which featured torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of...
January 28, 2015
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Yesterday the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB), established by President Obama to determine whether prisoners pose a threat to the United States or should be released, convened to assess...
January 28, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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The trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of Bahrain’s main opposition group Al Wefaq, opened today, Wednesday, January 28 and marks a massive step away from hopes of an inclusive political...
January 27, 2015
Media Relations Associate
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In this week’s pre-trial military commission hearings at Guantanamo Bay in the case against Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi, lawyers continued the trend of re-examining legal questions that have long been...
January 27, 2015
Assistant, National Security Campaign
In one of his final interviews before leaving his office, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with Steve Inskeep of NPR. Much of their conversation focused on the detention center at...

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