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February 13, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. This post is co-authored with Staci Strobl, associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Four years ago, on February 14, 2011, the...
February 12, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. The one refreshing thing about the hearings in the 9/11 military commission case at Guantanamo this week is that defense lawyers are now allowed to...
February 11, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Part of Bahrain’s political problem is that although the most Bahrainis are Shia, its security forces are made up almost entirely from the minority Sunni sect. There are few Shia faces in the police...
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...

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