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June 19, 2015
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By Olivia Hunzenis The government crackdown on civil society in Egypt is intensifying. On June 9, Egyptian government investigators visited the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), a...
June 17, 2015
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Last week, The Daily Beast reported that the United States is holding Umm Sayyaf, the wife of ISIL official Abu Sayyaf, possibly indefinitely, as it debates what to do with her. Some, like...
June 17, 2015
Assistant, National Security Campaign
Yesterday, the Senate approved Senators John McCain and Dianne Feinstein’s anti-torture amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. With a 78-21 vote, the McCain-...
June 17, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog has been cross posted from The Huffington Post: Sunday June 21 will mark one year since Egyptian human rights defender Yara Sallam and 22 others were arrested in the Cairo district...
June 16, 2015
Top News Torture This week, the Senate is expected to continue consideration of the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act that includes a bipartisan amendment introduced by Senators John...
June 16, 2015
By Solveig Haugen 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...
June 16, 2015
Associate Attorney, National Security
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Since 2009, the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has included provisions restricting transfers of detainees out of Guantanamo. This year Congress has used other spending bills to...
June 16, 2015
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By Carolyn Tackett Congress may finally debate an authorization on the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), thanks to growing pressure in both...
June 16, 2015
This morning the Senate will vote on the historic McCain-Feinstein anti-torture legislation that would ensure that the use of torture or cruel treatment is never again the official policy of the...
June 15, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
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Last week, the Partnership for a Secure America released a statement supporting the use of the Army Field Manual as a single, government-wide standard of interrogation. Signatories include a host of...

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