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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 On May 25, 2018, police arrested two activists during a peaceful protest in Lamu town, Kenya. The activists, staff of the environmental groups, Save Lamu and Lamu Youth Alliance, were protesting the government’s decision to proceed…
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  Summary For 20 years, coal companies blasted off the mountaintops around the house of Rick Bradford, a retired teacher in Edwight, West Virginia, to excavate thin coal seams buried hundreds of feet deep. After detonating millions of pounds…
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Summary No one here reports to police because they fear for their lives. . . . There are people who have been missing for more than nine months. Some are taken for a few weeks or days for questioning and then returned, so it is…
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  Summary Elena G., a tall 16-year-old girl, lives in a mobile home in eastern North Carolina with her mother, three sisters, two brothers, and nephew. Since she turned 12, she has spent her school summer vacations working long hours as a…
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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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Summary Climate change is here with us. We cannot stop it. The only way is to see how to work around it. -- Peter Ekai Lokoel, Deputy Governor Turkana, September 2014 Over the past century, the average annual temperature on earth has…
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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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Fields of Peril Child Labor in US Agriculture Maria M. Marcos S. I. Summary and Key Recommendations Key Recommendations II. Methodology III. Child Farmworkers in the United States IV…
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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…