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Summary As the harmful effects of immigration detention become more widely known and the appropriateness of detaining migrants is increasingly questioned, governments are looking at alternatives to detention as more humane and rights-respecting…
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Summary Through much of 2019, the United States government and Taliban insurgents were engaged in negotiations toward an agreement that could lead to the eventual withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan. Those negotiations officially halted, at least…
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Summary Historically, when children with atypical sex characteristics were born in the United States, the people around them—parents and doctors—made their best guess and assigned the child a sex. Parents then reared them per social gender norms.…
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Summary Reader Advisory: This report contains graphic descriptions of traumatic experiences, often affecting children. Intersex people in the United States are subjected to medical practices that can inflict irreversible physical and psychological…
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Summary It is now well established that following the attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001, the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operated a global, state-sanctioned program in which it abducted scores of people…
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With Liberty to Monitor All How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy Summary Revelations of Large-Scale Surveillance Impact of…
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Illusion of Justice Human Rights Abuses in US Terrorism Prosecutions Summary Human Rights Concerns Adverse Impact on American Muslim Communities, Law Enforcement Key …
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Summary On the evening of August 29, 2012, five men gathered in a grove of date palms behind the local mosque in Khashamir, a village in southeast Yemen. Moments later, US remotely…
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Summary With the rapid development and proliferation of robotic weapons, machines are starting to take the place of humans on the battlefield. Some military and robotics experts have…
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Delivered Into Enemy Hands US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi’s Libya Summary Key Recommendations Methodology I. Background…
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Summary During a protest in Turkey in 2010, two students unfurled a banner that read, “We want free education, we will get it.” For this act and participation in other non-violent political …
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Getting Away with Torture The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees Summary Recommendations I. Background: Official Sanction for Crimes against Detainees II.…
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No Direction Home Returns from Guantanamo to Yemen Summary Recommendations To the Government of the United States To the Government of Yemen To the League of Arab States, Member States of the European…
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Fighting Terrorism Fairly and Effectively Recommendations for President-Elect Barack Obama Summary I. Close the Military Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay II. Abolish the Military Commissions and Prosecute Terrorist Suspects in Federal…
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"Why Am I Still Here?" The 2007 Horn of Africa Renditions and the Fate of Those Still Missing Map of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia Summary Recommendations To the Ethiopian Government To the Kenyan Government To the US Government To the Somali Government…
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Locked Up Alone Detention Conditions and Mental Health at Guantanamo I. Summary II. The Range of Prison Facilities at Guantanamo Camp 3 Camp 5 Camp 6 Camp 7 III. Supermax Prisons and the…
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Summary "Why Jordan?" The question puzzled Abu Hamza al-Tabuki, a Saudi citizen who claims that US agents arrested him in Afghanistan in December 2001, interrogated him in Pakistan, and then flew him in a private jet to…
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Ill-Fated Homecomings A Tunisian Case Study of Guantanamo Repatriations I. Summary II. Returns to Tunisia Abdullah al-Hajji Ben Amor Lotfi Lagha.. III. Other…
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Caught in the Whirlwind Torture and Denial of Due Process by the Kurdistan Security Forces I. Summary Key recommendations II. Methodology III. Background IV. Legal Framework V. The Kurdish Security Forces (Asayish VI. Asayish Violations of Due…