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September 20, 2019
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By Julia McKay  This Tuesday the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Ahmad Rabbani. Rabbani is a 49-year-old Pakistani citizen who was...
September 20, 2019
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By Christine Coogle Last week, I traveled to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to observe the first week of the 38th round of pretrial military commission hearings in the case against the five...
August 05, 2019
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By Julia McKay Last month, I traveled as an NGO observer to the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to watch the 37th pretrial hearing in United States vs. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, et al—the...
August 01, 2019
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By Julia McKay This past Tuesday, the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for detainee Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, a 45-year-old Kenyan citizen  held there for more than...
August 01, 2019
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
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Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan is in Guatemala this week to work out key terms that are pivotal to implementing the agreement the two countries entered into...
July 01, 2019
Director, National Security Advocacy
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This post was originally published on the American Constitution Society Expert Forum. Amid escalating tensions with Iran in June, President Trump told the press that...
July 01, 2019
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By Becca Brunty June 15th was the first day on the job for the new judge in the 9/11 military commission case, which, eighteen years after the attacks, is still in its pretrial stage. Air Force...
June 27, 2019
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By Julia McKay On Tuesday, June 25th, the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Bashir Bin Lap (aka Lillie). A 42-year-old Malaysian citizen held at...
June 25, 2019
Director, Refugee Advocacy
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There are excellent lists published over the past few days detailing what people can do to help end the horrific treatment of refugee and migrant children in government custody, particularly Customs...
June 12, 2019
Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst, Refugee Protection
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Coauthored with Victoria Rossi On Thursday, we met Blanca*, who fled homophobic violence in Guatemala with her partner Laura*, and Laura’s son to seek asylum in the United States. “When we told [...

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