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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
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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
Legal Director
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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...
October 25, 2017
Legal Director
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In Washington, D.C. we work with many outstanding teams, but two stand above the rest. The first is Cathy Scheineson, a partner at McDermott Will & Emery. She has handled multiple asylum cases...
October 24, 2017
Equal Justice Works Fellow
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A little more than one month after President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, his administration issued a list of “immigration principles”—a set of...
October 24, 2017
Legal Director
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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 Jack...
October 20, 2017
By Teresa Eder On October 15, the Austrian electorate rewarded 31-year-old foreign minister Sebastian Kurz of the Austrian Conservative Party (ÖVP) and far-right candidate Heinz Christian Strache...
October 19, 2017
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By Sara Sirota Last week the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, alleged mastermind of the 2012 Benghazi attack, continued before a Washington, D.C. federal court. Military and FBI agents apprehended...

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