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February 20, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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It looks like the Jamaican LGBT community has a new ally. Arlene Harrison-Henry, Jamaica's first female public defender, was recently quoted as saying the country's LGBT community is “...
February 20, 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...
February 19, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery in America, but its passage was no easy feat. The Senate passed it on April 8th, 1864, but the House of Representatives failed to...
February 18, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism This week, the White House will a host a three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to address “domestic and international efforts...
February 18, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Last week Rob Sobhani, CEO of Caspian Group Holdings, called Bahrain an “island of stability” in the Washington Times. “Chaos has not affected the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this reliable military,...
February 13, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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February 14 this year will be the fourth anniversary of the start of widespread protests in Bahrain for democracy. They were met with a  violent government crackdown that left thousands of...
February 13, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. This post is co-authored with Staci Strobl, associate professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Four years ago, on February 14, 2011, the...
February 12, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. The one refreshing thing about the hearings in the 9/11 military commission case at Guantanamo this week is that defense lawyers are now allowed to...
February 11, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Part of Bahrain’s political problem is that although the most Bahrainis are Shia, its security forces are made up almost entirely from the minority Sunni sect. There are few Shia faces in the police...
February 11, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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At long last, the Obama administration sent Congress a draft Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIL, which he’s been bombing in Iraq and Syria since August. But there’s one...

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