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May 11, 2022
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By Brian Dooley  Using new technology to defend human rights is all the rage. The leading international human rights organizations are dedicating significant resources to applying...
May 10, 2022
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Taisiia Bykova, a young pediatric doctor in Kyiv, spoke with Human Rights First’s Senior Advisor Brian Dooley about working at the city’s children’s hospital during the Russian bombardments despite...
May 09, 2022
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By Brian Dooley From Lviv in the west to Kharkiv 700 miles away in the northeast, people across Ukraine are talking about war crimes and helping to capture evidence. In the major centers and...
May 05, 2022
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By Brian Dooley Tucked in northeastern Ukraine, less than 25 miles from the Russian border, Kharkiv is a major target of Russia’s invasion.  It’s Ukraine’s second-biggest city, and for the...
May 04, 2022
Legal Fellow, Refugee Protection & Representation
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In the United States, people who have fled persecution in their home countries and requested asylum must support themselves while they wait for a decision in their case. The U.S. government does not...
April 25, 2022
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By Brian Dooley On the first night of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in February, Human Rights Defender Mila Yankina from the NGO ZMINA spoke to me from a bomb shelter in Kyiv. She...
April 19, 2022
Legal Fellow, Refugee Protection & Representation
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People seeking protection in the United States often wait years for a decision on their application for asylum. For many these delays have been exacerbated by the failure of the Asylum Office to...
April 15, 2022
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By Brian Dooley Tucked away on the edge of a forest on the Polish side of the Poland-Belarus border is a cottage with a green door. Inside is a small group of volunteers from the Catholic...
April 11, 2022
By Brian Dooley For now, their real names must be kept hidden: locals along Poland’s border with Belarus who are secretly helping refugees in the forests that straddle the two countries. Since...
April 04, 2022
Pennoyer Fellow/Associate Attorney, Refugee Protection
The Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act (HRIFA) of 1998 requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce and provide to Congress annual reports on the detention of asylum...

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