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June 15, 2015
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By Katherine Ryan Last night, John Oliver used his sharp wit to call attention to the United States’ use of torture in the era after 9/11. The segment, which pokes fun at those who think...
June 15, 2015
By Radha Desai Of all the complex and multifaceted issues faced by individuals, organizations, and governments combating human trafficking, the most perplexing is victim identification. While...
June 11, 2015
Research & Analysis Assistant
The European community is taking a more active stance against Hungary’s dangerous slide into authoritarianism and extremism. This is a welcome step.  Both the European Parliament and the...
June 11, 2015
By Katherine Ryan This week, more than twenty retired military leaders and interrogators came to Washington D.C. to broaden support for important new legislation that would solidify the ban...
June 10, 2015
Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow
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The case to extradite Jose Munoz Santos relies entirely on statements of two witnesses who alleged that their testimony had been obtained by police who tortured them in Mexico. The extradition court...
June 10, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Finally, after serving his three year sentence in a Bahrain prison, 47 year-old nurse Ebrahim Demastani has been released. Demastani is one...
June 09, 2015
By Carolyn Tackett More than twenty national security and intelligence experts have arrived in Washington, D.C. to meet with senators to discuss the McCain-Feinstein Amendment, which would...
June 08, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Torture This week in an historic step forward toward ensuring that torture is never again the official policy of the United States, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA...
June 05, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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Most of the U.S. government’s efforts to fight human trafficking come down to one thing: funding. While there are numerous programs dedicated to providing services to trafficking victims and...
June 04, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
Increasing prosecutions of human trafficking is about more than putting bad guys away, as Dan Lungren, former member of Congress from California, explains: “There is a sense of justice about...