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National Security & Counterterrorism

National Security & Counterterrorism

The Open Society Foundations seek to investigate and combat human rights violations linked to national security and counterterrorism operations around the world. In the United States, we support work to promote national security policies that respect human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.

Recent Work

Event
Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me Opening Reception

Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me is an exhibition that explores how photography has been used as an instrument of surveillance, as well as a tool to expose and challenge its far-reaching negative effects.

Voices
Case Watch: European Court Strengthens Anti-Torture Safeguards

A ruling on Spain’s use of incommunicado detention for terrorism suspects calls for safeguards to ensure that suspects are protected from the risk of torture.

Voices
Tell the Truth About CIA Torture

With the likely release of the Senate report on CIA torture this fall, all of us will have the chance to understand what happened and to make sure that it never happens again.

Fact Sheet
Senate Report on CIA Torture

This fact sheet outlines the points presented in the Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention program in the years after September 11.

Voices
After More Than a Decade, the Truth About CIA Torture in Poland

The European Court of Human Rights sent a clear message that abuses perpetrated by the CIA will not be tolerated in modern Europe, and those who perpetrate them will be held accountable.

Event
The Cultural War on Terror: Race, Policy, and Propaganda  

Recent Open Society Fellows Hisham Aidi and Arun Kundnai look at government policies to shape the lives of young Muslims and promote opposition to extremism. Peter Beinart moderates.

Open Society People

Senior Legal Officer, National Security and Counterterrorism
Open Society Foundations–New York, Open Society Justice Initiative
Senior Advisor, Washington Office
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center

Upcoming Events

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Moving Walls 22 / Watching You, Watching Me is an exhibition that explores how photography has been used as an instrument of surveillance, as well as a tool to expose and challenge its far-reaching negative effects.