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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.

Open Society Voices

Turning the Tide Against Torture

April 8, 2014 by Amrit Singh

President Obama can declassify a long-awaited report written by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA's rendition, interrogation, and detention program.

Overcoming Barriers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories

March 19, 2014 by Lauren Frohne 9

For many Palestinians, getting to the next town—to go to work, to a hospital, to school—may as well be going to the other side of the moon. One Israeli group helps them overcome the barriers.

Torture: It Can Happen Anywhere

February 13, 2014 by Lauren Frohne 11

Torture doesn’t happen only in interrogation rooms. Sometimes it takes place where you might least expect it. Juan Méndez, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, explains.

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