Amicus Brief to the US 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Khouzam v. Secretary Chertoff, et al.
Despite evidence that he would be tortured on return, the US government seeks to deport Sameh Sami S. Khouzam to Egypt on the basis of diplomatic assurances from the Egyptian government that Khouzam will not be tortured in Egyptian custody. Human Rights…
Geren v. Omar and Munaf v. Geren amicus brief
On March 25, 2008, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the case of two US citizens currently detained by the US military in Iraq, and whom the US wants to turn over to Iraqi authorities for further detention and proseuction. At issue is the…
Argument to the US Court of Appeals on Suing Foreign Torturers in the US
Human Rights Watch filed an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in the case of Yousuf v. Samantar, which is now before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. In the brief, Human Rights Watch argues that when Congress passed the Torture Victim…
Brief of Amici Curiae in re: Hill v. McDonough
Human Rights Watch joined with other amici insisting that Florida’s protocol for lethal injections violated fundamental human rights prohibitions against torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
Negative Impact on Public Health Interventions by Mandatory Anti-Prostitution Pledge
The Open Society Institute (OSI) and DKT International have recently initiated two separate but similar lawsuits against the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) regarding the so-called “anti-prostitution pledge” in legislation…