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December 02, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Torture Last week, President Obama signed into law an updated defense authorization bill for fiscal year 2016 that included a landmark provision reinforcing the United States’ ban on...
December 02, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
In film and television, Colombia is virtually synonymous with drug trafficking. But for all of Hollywood's work to shine a light on the Medellin Cartel, another form of trafficking has steadily grown...
December 02, 2015
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By Adelma Jakupovic The Guantanamo Bay Periodic Review Board(PRB) convened yesterday morning to assess whether Yemeni national Mustafa Abd al-Qawi Abd al-Aziz al-Shamiri, a Gitmo detainee for...
December 01, 2015
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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I just returned from a trip to Paris and came away with a profound respect for the courage, strength, and resilience of the people of France. They're determined not to let the attacks stop them...
December 01, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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To curb the threat of terrorism, the Obama Administration launched an aggressive series of “countering violent extremism” (CVE) conferences and conversations this year. At each turn the United States...
December 01, 2015
Researcher
In a newly released 2013 memo, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to President Obama to voice her dismay at the lack of progress on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay. National security...
December 01, 2015
Staff Attorney
Legal Services Coordinator/Office Manager
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The Obama Administration’s policy of detaining women and children who seek protection in the United States has suffered a number of setbacks in recent months. In July a federal district court ruled...
November 30, 2015
By Katie Masi The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought to...
November 30, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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"It can be observed that the social acceptance towards LGBT people - at least in the biggest cities of the country - has increased since the 2000s. The coverage of LGBT issues in the local...
November 30, 2015
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
Following a year-long investigation by Verité, a nonprofit organization that monitors and evaluates corporate compliance with human rights, Nestle disclosed last week that slavery and forced labor...

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