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March 30, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Americans Support Refugee Protection This morning, Politico’s "Morning Score" featured a Human Rights First poll that reveals American voters favor candidates who support reforms that...
March 30, 2015
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By Erica Qualliotine An estimated 10 million people in the world are stateless. One third are children. When people do not legally exist, they are far more susceptible to trafficking, forced...
March 27, 2015
Research Associate
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The Netherlands is reportedly considering a request from the United States to take in two Guantanamo Bay detainees. They would be the first people transferred from Guantanamo since January 14th, when...
March 27, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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Immigration reform is one of the most debated issues in today’s political climate. And as the 2016 election cycle kicks into gear, politicians on both sides of the aisle seem unlikely to find a lot...
March 25, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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In a rare victory for the human rights of LGBT Russians, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil overturned the January 23rd conviction of Elena Klimova for "...
March 25, 2015
By Emily Balan The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we will profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...
March 23, 2015
Top News GUANTANAMO Retired Marine Corps Major General Vaughn Ary has stepped down from his post overseeing the military commissions at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. His...
March 20, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Something's wrong at Bahrain's main jail, Jaw Prison. It's hard to get full details but the authorities and the families of prisoners agree...
March 19, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Asked by a Seventh Grade student from the Citizens Leadership Academy in Cleveland yesterday what advice he would give himself if he could go...
March 18, 2015
Assistant, National Security Campaign
Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) released a statement in honor of Sunshine Week—a national initiative promoting open government and access to information. While our government is more open than...



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