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November 07, 2017
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By Saadia Khan I recently observed the third week of the trial for Ahmed Abu Khattala, and the defense team conducted their cross-examination of the prosecution's witness. Khattala is the...
November 07, 2017
Earlier this month, Houston’s Mayor signed an executive order to implement a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking in city service contracts and purchasing. The order calls on contractors to...
November 06, 2017
Equal Justice Works Fellow
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On October 24, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ordered the federal government to refrain from blocking Jane Doe, a pregnant 17-year-old who fled her home...
November 03, 2017
Chubb-Penn Rule of Law & Human Rights Fellow
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I’m heading to Guantanamo to observe next week’s proceedings in the case of accused USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al Nashiri. While it’s not unusual for procedural and other issues to gum up the...
November 01, 2017
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Earlier this afternoon, President Trump spoke about last night’s terror attack in New York City. He said that he wanted the alleged attacker, a 29-year-old from Uzbekistan, to face “quick...
October 31, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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On Thursday evening in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, I watched as a number of Central American states adopted a declaration agreeing to work together to address the regional refugee and displacement...
October 31, 2017
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While people are paying attention to North Korea’s nuclear program, most don’t know that it is funded using forced labor. Earlier this month the Associated Press reported on the thousands of North...
October 30, 2017
Sylvia Wattenberg Human Rights Fellow
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Friday marked the 19th anniversary of the 1998 International Religious Freedom Act. It was originally passed in response to growing religious persecution globally, a problem that...
October 27, 2017
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Next Monday Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about authorizations for the use of military...
October 26, 2017
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As part of the American Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Week, we are recognizing individuals with outstanding dedication to pro bono service as Pro Bono Stars. Today we highlight Sarah...



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