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March 07, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top News Baby Barristers Last week, The Washington Post  reported that Judge John H. Weil, a senior-immigration judge responsible for training other judges, claimed in a...
March 07, 2016
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By Meghan Hampsey On February 18th, The Heritage Foundation released an issue brief analyzing the correlation between economic freedom and human trafficking, utilizing the State...
March 04, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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On Thursday, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders, Michel Forst, presented a new report to the Human Rights Council on good practices in the protection of human rights...
March 03, 2016
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By Adelma Jakupovic The Periodic Review Board (PRB)—a key component of President Obama’s plan to close Gitmo—held another hearing on Tuesday morning. Its purpose was to determine whether Suhayl...
March 03, 2016
Communications Associate
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Egypt does not explicitly criminalize same-sex activity, but that hasn't stopped the country's morality police from arresting, nor the Egyptian courts from convicting, men they believe to be...
February 29, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
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Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Russians have to depart the country to achieve their dreams. Leaving homes, jobs, friends, and family members behind simply to be who they...
February 29, 2016
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By Leah Schulz On Wednesday, February 24, a Bahraini court sentenced opposition leader Ibrahim Sharif to one year in prison on charges of “inciting hatred against the regime.” His conviction...
February 29, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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Secretary of State John Kerry changed his tune a bit last week, in yet another example of the Obama Administration’s damaging mixed messages on the human rights situation in Egypt. At a...
February 29, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top News Guantanamo Last week the Pentagon sent Congress the Obama Administration’s plan to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The plan includes the accelerated transfer of...
February 25, 2016
Researcher
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The Pentagon released its plan for closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, setting off a renewed debate over the prison and the detainees there. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell...

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