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March 14, 2016 Top News Targeted Killing Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active...
February 25, 2016 By Whitney-Ann Mulhauser On Wednesday morning Ramzi bin al-Shibh, one of the five 9/11 defendants, testified for several hours before a military commission about the conditions of his detention at...
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February 19, 2016 By Leah Schulz Egypt’s campaign against civil society intensified on Tuesday when the government ordered the closure of the El Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence for “...
February 17, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Twenty-six of the nation's most respected interrogation and intelligence professionals today released a letter sent to all candidates for president urging them to publicly...

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Factsheet | January 26, 2017
President Trump’s Draft Executive Order on Detention and Interrogation On January 25, 2017 The Washington Post publishing a draft executive order (EO) entitled “Detention and Interrogation of...
Letter | January 11, 2017
Download January 6, 2017 Donald J. Trump President-elect of the United States of America Trump Tower 735 5th Avenue New York, NY 10022 Dear President-Elect Trump, We are a group of 176...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...
Factsheet | January 10, 2017
Over the course of the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump expressed hostility to human rights norms and called into question whether the United States should continue to promote its values abroad...