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April 28, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross-posted from The Huffington Post:  Abu Dhabi -- Backed by an impressively lavish lobbying and PR machine -- more expensive than any other middle eastern...
April 27, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News State Department Country Reports Early this week, the U.S. State Department is expected to release its 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports are released and...
April 27, 2015
Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Fellow
Last Wednesday, the Senate passed the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (JVTA) after weeks of delays and controversies. While this is an important step for fighting trafficking, and...
April 27, 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...
April 22, 2015
Research Associate
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On his second day in office, President Obama signed an executive order to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay within one year. Six years later, the prison is still open. National security leaders...
April 22, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
This week the New York Times’ Retro Report detailed the story of the only CIA-affiliated person convicted for torture since 9/11, a contractor named David Passaro. He served six years in federal...
April 21, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
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Today the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB), the group tasked with determining whether detainees are a continuing threat to the United States or can be released, held a hearing for detainee...
April 21, 2015
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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Since lifting the hold on military assistance to Egypt at the end of last month, high level contacts between the United States and the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi have...
April 20, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Refugee Protection On Tuesday at 10:05 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks during the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of...
April 20, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Last week an Egyptian court issued a decision that escalates government-sanctioned homophobia and may set a disturbing precedent. The court upheld a ban against a Libyan man from re-entering the...

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