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January 29, 2016
By Timothy Meyers Poland’s far-right Law and Justice Party (PiS) took power two months ago and has enacted a number of laws eroding democratic safeguards. This is startling for a country seen as...
January 27, 2016
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By Greg Felder The terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino sparked a widespread debate on how the United States should handle refugees, particularly those fleeing from Syria. But of the 4.5...
January 27, 2016
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Seventy-one years ago today, the Soviet army liberated Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest of the Nazi death camps. One million people died there during WWII. There is a strong instinct to turn away...
January 26, 2016
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The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) recently announced the Social Resolution on Forced Labour, a commitment to fight forced labor throughout its global supply chains. In its announcement, CGF...
January 26, 2016
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
The Christian Science Monitor recently explored the high volume of trafficked labor in California's guest worker community. Focusing on a 2006 case that exposed an exploitative labor contractor, the...
January 26, 2016
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By Slava Bortnik Belarus, my home country, is toying with a Russian-style “anti-propaganda” bill, potentially limiting the free expression of LGBT people. In Russia, this law is used to harass...
January 26, 2016
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Top News Egypt Today on the fifth anniversary of the mass Tahrir Square protests calling for democratic reform in Egypt, Human Rights First released a new blueprint that examines conditions in...
January 25, 2016
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Over the last two weeks, I was in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey assessing the challenges facing Syrian refugees in the region. And to my...
January 22, 2016
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
A quiet residential street in Queens isn't typically be the first place that comes to mind when you think about human trafficking. Yet earlier this month, an idyllic neighborhood ...
January 22, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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Detention is harmful to children. It’s harmful to their mental and physical health as well as development. That’s the reality confirmed by a growing body of research on children subjected to...

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