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January 05, 2018
Originally published on Huffington Post In early September of 2017, U.S. Marshals ushered twenty-four defendants into an El Paso, Texas courtroom. Shackled around the wrists, ankles, and waists...
December 21, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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The announcement by U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Hussein that he will not seek a second four-year term, although expected, is cause for sadness. Zeid has been an...
December 19, 2017
Researcher
Yesterday, the Trump Administration released its National Security Strategy (NSS) describing the administration’s national security priorities and its proposed approach to them. The NSS...
December 15, 2017
Chubb-Penn Rule of Law & Human Rights Fellow
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“If our government wants the most important criminal cases in American history to be tried by military commission, it is essential that the proceedings live up to the highest standards of American...
December 13, 2017
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On Friday, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to United States v. Sanchez-Gomez, thereby committing to review a Ninth Circuit ruling that a policy of mass shackling defendants in court proceedings...
December 12, 2017
Advocacy Counsel, National Security (Joffe Fellow)
Today, President Trump signed into law two important new provisions that will strengthen congressional oversight, transparency, and accountability for the “War on Terror.” The provisions,...
December 11, 2017
Assistant, Human Trafficking
If you live in a city in the United States, you may have noticed an increase in the number of massage parlors in recent years. Unfortunately, these businesses can often become a hiding spot for...
December 10, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
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Today, Human Rights First commemorates Human Rights Day marking the date in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The declaration was the...
November 22, 2017
Equal Justice Works Fellow
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Last week, I volunteered with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas—the home of the largest family immigration detention center in the United States. Located a little more than...
November 21, 2017
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Reported hate crimes increased in the United States for the second consecutive year, according to data released last week by the FBI. The FBI’s statistics drew significant media attention, but can...

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