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February 11, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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At long last, the Obama administration sent Congress a draft Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL, which he’s been bombing in Iraq and Syria since August. But there’s one...
February 10, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
Yesterday Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First President and CEO, spoke to the American Bar Association (ABA) during its midyear meeting. She laid out the case for American leadership on human rights...
February 10, 2015
Managing Attorney, Refugee Representation
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Advocates for the human rights of LGBT people across the globe face unique struggles and legal landscapes. On Friday February 6, I participated in a panel examining these issues called “LGBT Rights...
February 10, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. It didn't take long for the Guantanamo military commission in the 9/11 case to stumble again -- this time when two of the accused co-conspirators...
February 09, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News GUANTANAMO This week, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees will both take up the issue of closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and proposed restrictions to...
February 09, 2015
By Claire Duguid Twelve bills aimed at battling human trafficking were recently passed by the House, signaling an upswing in the attention this issue is receiving by the U.S. government. Many of...
February 06, 2015
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By G. Weber On Wednesday the Periodic Review Board (PRB), a multi-agency review established by President Obama to determine whether Gitmo prisoners pose a threat to the United States or should be...
February 05, 2015
By Emily Balan The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we will profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...
February 05, 2015
Research Associate
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Today, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) is holding a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on “Guantanamo Detention Facility and Future of U.S. Detention Policy.” A large issue expected to arise at...
February 04, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from the Huffington Post President Obama's nominee for Secretary of Defense, Ashton Carter, can expect tough questions at his Wednesday confirmation hearing--on issues...

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