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February 04, 2015
Director, Refugee Protection
The immigration court backlog is staggering, with many people facing delays of four or more years. President Obama’s proposed budget, released yesterday, would take a step towards addressing this. It...
February 04, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
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Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Richard Burr (R-NC), and John McCain (R-AZ) have proposed legislation that would ban the transfer of any detainee from Guantanamo Bay who was, at...
February 03, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
Slavery is big business. Exploiters rake in an estimated $150 billion a year, but globally we’re only spending $124 million to fight it. Human trafficking spans labor markets from mining and...
February 02, 2015
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By Carolyn Greco When American Tagi Al-Maidan was arrested in Bahrain in 2012, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was among the first to investigate the circumstances of his...
February 02, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News CARTER CONFIRMATION On Wednesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Ashton Carter, President Obama’s nominee to serve as the next secretary of...
January 31, 2015
By Emily Q. Balan 150 years ago today, the United States House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, beginning the year long march toward state ratification. The...
January 30, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to the State Department asking for assurances that the six Guantanamo detainees transferred to Uruguay in December are not “reengaging in terrorist-...
January 30, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
When Senator Diane Feinstein released the declassified executive summary of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report on the CIA’s torture program, she also sent members of the...
January 30, 2015
On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Today, 150 years later, there are an estimated 21 million people enslaved. These people...
January 30, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
Yesterday I wrote about problems in the CIA’s interrogation program on which the Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s (SSCI) report on CIA torture, the CIA’s response, and the SSCI minority report...

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