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Jul
15
2015
Whistleblowing, Classification, and the U.S. Public Interest: What Reforms Are Possible?

Under current U.S. law, national security whistleblower Edward Snowden has no recourse to a public interest defense. This event will discuss options for reform.

Jul
14
2015
Electric Yerevan: Lessons for Freedom of Assembly and Civic Culture in Armenia

A panel of experts will discuss the culture of protest in Armenia and the legality of the government’s response to the recent demonstrations, as well as questions of governance, rule of law, and human rights.

Jun
26
2015
How to Review the EU’s Eastern Partnership and Neighbourhood Policy: Views from the Ground

As the EU reviews its European Neighbourhood Policy, four experts will assess their countries’ experiences with the policy and assess its contribution to prosperity and democracy.

Jun
23
2015
Film Screening: Justice and the Generals

This film tells the 20-year saga of the search for justice in the rape and murder by military forces of four American churchwomen in El Salvador. A post-screening discussion will focus on recent developments in the case.

Jun
11
2015
Crime Fighting, Perverted: Interpol and Authoritarian Regimes (audio)

Fair Trials International is working to counter abuses of Interpol’s global “wanted persons” alerts, which are being used to target refugees, human rights defenders, journalists, and peaceful political activists.

Jun
10
2015
Roundtable Discussion with the Ombudsman of Georgia

Ucha Nanuashvili, ombudsman of Georgia, will provide an update on the human rights situation in the country.

Jun
9
2015
Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy (audio)

Fred Abrahams, author of the new book Modern Albania, will give an inside account of the fall of communism in Albania and efforts to rebuild after decades of labor camps, thought police, and one-party rule.

Jun
5
2015
Using Transparency to Strengthen the Inter-American Human Rights System

This event features a presentation on the work of a new panel of experts monitoring the forthcoming election of new members to the Inter-American region’s human rights commission and court.

May
28
2015
Digital Echoes: Understanding Patterns of Mass Violence with Data and Statistics (audio)

Patrick Ball of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group presents real-world cases of how accurately understanding patterns of violence is increasingly important to advancing rights and justice.

May
21
2015
Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America’s Stealth Warfare

Scott Horton discusses his new book, Lords of Secrecy, which explores national security debates including the turn to private security contractors, sweeping surveillance methods, and the use of robotic weapons such as drones.

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