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January 19, 2016
International Legal Counsel
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In President Obama’s final State of the Union address he called out Congress for failing to authorize the war against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “If Congress is serious about...
January 19, 2016
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By Alice Debarre This morning observers gathered at the Pentagon to observe the 26th Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing, convened to assess whether Guantanamo detainee Majid Mahmud Adbu Ahmed...
January 15, 2016
Equal Justice Works Fellow
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. In his final State of the Union address President Obama focused on the importance of American leadership, both what it has accomplished and where it...
January 15, 2016
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
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On January 5th Secretary of State John Kerry chaired the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (PITF). The PITF, created by the...
January 15, 2016
By Maurice Tomlinson This week the president of the Jamaica Association for Guidance Counsellors in Education (JAGCE) revealed that some homophobic school counselors completely shun LGBT...
January 15, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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In the State of the Union address, President Obama scarcely mentioned Africa, apart from raising the concern that “instability” could create “safe havens for new terrorist networks” and briefly...
January 14, 2016
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By Timothy Meyers The deplorable treatment of numerous women on New Year’s Eve in the German city of Cologne, where the police failed to control the chaos, has shocked many. The alleged crimes...
January 13, 2016
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By Timothy Meyers Today marks the 118th year anniversary of Emile Zola’s J’accuse editorial, which condemned the French military for its failure to reveal evidence exonerating French Jewish...
January 12, 2016
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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At the end of 2015 I had a chance to meet with several LGBT activists from Tajikistan. Most Americans know little about this Central Asian nation, which is situated between China and Afghanistan...
January 12, 2016
Associate, National Security
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This morning the Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board (PRB) held its first hearing of 2016. They examined the case of Ahmid Al Razak (AKA Haji Hamidullah), an Afghani citizen held at Gitmo since...

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