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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...
January 12, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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On January 7 the State Department released a press statement marking the one-year anniversary of the horrific attacks in Paris. Yet there was a troubling omission: the statement focused on Charlie...
January 11, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top News Guantanamo Over the weekend, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough reaffirmed President Obama’s promise to shutter Guantanamo before the end of his final year in office. McDonough...
January 11, 2016
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
One hundred and fifty years ago on December 6, 1895, the United States ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, legally abolishing slavery in America. In 2015 we commemorated America's 19th...
January 11, 2016
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Fourteen years ago this Monday, President George W. Bush opened the Guantanamo Bay detention center as an emergency measure to hold and interrogate...
January 08, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Associate Attorney
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Today’s New York Times editorial rightly condemns the Department of Homeland Security’s “appalling” home raids targeting mothers and children from Central America. In a January 4 statement, DHS...
January 06, 2016
Communications Assistant/Writer
On January 6, 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his now-famous speech on four freedoms essential to democracy and human rights: Freedom of speech Freedom of religion...
January 05, 2016
Vice President, Communications
Top News Guantanamo A senior U.S. official who spoke on the condition of anonymity confirmed to CNN that 17 detainees cleared for release from the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo...
December 30, 2015
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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When asylum seekers are stopped by federal immigration authorities, the government does not always provide them with adequate explanations regarding the immigration court process and their...
December 23, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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Like many other lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities around the world, Pakistani LGBT people face ongoing violence and discrimination. Yet for transgender women specifically,...



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