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October 21, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
This month, Elisa Massimno appeared on the talk show Conversations in the Digital Age with Jim Zirin to discuss the state of human rights in the world today. On the heels of her inspiring keynote...
October 21, 2014
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By: Michael Joseph, a retired partner at Blank Rome LLP I began representing asylum seekers four years ago following retirement from 50 years as a securities lawyer and regulatory...
October 21, 2014
Legal Director, Outreach & Engagement
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Throughout my legal career, I have made pro bono work a priority. In the mid-1990s, I handled asylum and immigration cases for Haitian refugees detained at Guantanamo Bay.  As a Haitian American...
October 20, 2014
Vice President, Communications
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Top News TORTURE Over the weekend, The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reported that State Department attorneys are urging the president to “officially abandon” the George W. Bush Administration’s...
October 20, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross post from the Huffington Post The U.S. State Department today reacted to a decision by a Bahraini judge not to release activist Nabeel Rajab from custody and to adjourn his case...
October 17, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Ukraine is fighting more than a war with Russian-backed rebels: it is also fighting for democracy. Now more than ever Ukraine is at the tipping point of either becoming a rights-respecting democracy...
October 17, 2014
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from the Huffington Post I really hope family members of victims of the 9/11 attacks weren't planning on attending the hearings scheduled at Guantanamo Bay this week. It's bad...
October 16, 2014
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By Carolyn Greco   Twenty four defendants charged with violating Egypt’s controversial protest law may hear a verdict on October 26, according to a ruling today in a Cairo court. Prominent...
October 16, 2014
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By Anthony Hawkins In countries that penalize homosexuality, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people often hide their identities in public to avoid persecution and harassment. Many...
October 16, 2014
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By Rebecca Dixon “My mom said, ‘I’m going to hand you into police.’ What that means is corrective rape. That I can’t see my family anymore. I have received so many death threats. And now I’m...

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