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July 21, 2016
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By Amy Morello Last Monday the Obama Administration urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is illegal. Captain Nathan...
July 19, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from the Huffington Post Remember how a few weeks ago the State Department, almost five months late, finally produced the assessment on Bahrain that Congress had mandated...
July 18, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from the Huffington Post Several leading figures in Bahrain’s civil society who have briefed the State Department on the country’s repression are among those now...
July 18, 2016
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Top News Guantanamo Bay There are 59 motions on the docket for consideration during the next two weeks as the military commission proceedings for the alleged perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks...
July 18, 2016
By Rachel Buchan On July 12, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International...
July 17, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Today a Bahraini court dissolved the country's largest opposition group. The move is a sledgehammer in the face of Bahrain's already frail politics, smashing any residual hope...
July 14, 2016
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By Amy Morello This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to discuss the case of Isma’il Ali Faraj al-Bakush, a 48-year-old Libyan national who has been imprisoned at...
July 14, 2016
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By Molly Wooldridge Last Wednesday, three former federal agents from the FBI and NCIS urged the Supreme Court to take up the case of Meshal v. Higgenbotham and to overturn a lower court’s refusal...
July 14, 2016
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
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I sat alone in a darkened hall in Fort Meade. Live-streamed (well, almost—there is a forty-second delay to prevent transmission of classified information) on a screen before me, a judge at Guantanamo...
July 13, 2016
By Courtney Thomas On July 4, 2016 Pope Francis appointed Monsignor Francisco Ozoria Acosta as Archbishop of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Ozoria Acosta replaces the outspoken and...

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