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September 26, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
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In a post this week responding to Jessica Schulberg’s piece about the financial costs of Guantanamo, Ben Wittes at Lawfare wrote that bringing Gitmo detainees into the United States “would require...
September 26, 2014
By Juan Pablo Perez-Sangimino  Have you ever been walking through the airport when, along with the McDonalds and travel pillow advertisements, you spot one of these “Recognize Human...
September 26, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
National Pro Bono Promotion Counsel
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Vice President Joe Biden recently called on the legal community to step up efforts to provide pro bono representation for immigrant children. California Attorney General Kamala Harris subsequently...
September 25, 2014
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Top News U.N. General Assembly This week, as the United Nations General Assembly gathers in New York City, President Obama will address member nations on Wednesday and is expected to focus on...
September 25, 2014
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: President Obama's remarks to the United Nations General Assembly singled out "the cancer of violent extremism" in many parts of Muslim...
September 24, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Homosexuality was decriminalized in Kazakhstan in 1998, but anti-gay legislation and rhetoric are on the rise. As Kazakhstan considers a “propaganda” law modeled on Russia’s, politicians are...
September 23, 2014
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. On Tuesday morning, a federal district court judge in New York sentenced Osama bin Laden's son-in-law to life in a U.S. federal prison....
September 19, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Torture seems to be back on the table, or at least in discussion, as our nation reflects on the War on Terror and the new potential threat posed by ISIS. And right on cue, in the Boston Globe,...
September 18, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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The Polaris Project released its annual state-by-state ratings on anti-trafficking measures. The good news: this year, all 50 states and the District of Columbia have at least some measures...
September 18, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Today's release of Maryam Al Khawaja after nearly three weeks in jail is welcome. But it's tempered by news that the government has maintained...

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