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Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s eighth secretary-general, to join Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as senior fellow in 2018-2019

July 6, 2018

Cambridge, MA—Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today that Salil Shetty, the outgoing secretary-general of Amnesty International, will join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a senior fellow for the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Shetty will be stepping down from...

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Justice Matters: Special Episode with Malachy Browne and Declarations Podcast

June 8, 2018

Join us for this special episode of Justice Matters, produced in collaboration with Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast. In this episode, we interview Malachy Browne, Senior Story Producer at the New York Times. Malachy focuses on visual and open source investigations.

Do we live in a “post-truth” world? How does information shape national and...

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Profile in Courage Award-winner (and Carr Senior Fellow) Alberto Mora to lead ABA Center for Global Programs

May 16, 2018
A former general counsel to the U.S. Navy who has been honored for his human rights advocacy was named on Monday to be the new director of the ABA Rule of Law Initiative, and will oversee the association's international human rights programs.
 

Alberto J. Mora will take over from Elizabeth Andersen as the associate executive director of the Center for Global Programs. The center, which was created in April under a reorganization of the ABA, comprises...

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Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino joins the Carr Center for Human RIghts Policy as Senior Fellow

May 16, 2018

Elisa Massimino joins the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a Senior Fellow on July 1, 2018. She was President and Chief Executive Officer of Human Rights First, one of the nation’s leading human rights advocacy organizations. Established in 1978, Human Rights First’s mission is to ensure that the United States is a global leader on human rights. The organization works in the United States and abroad to promote respect for human rights and the rule of law. Massimino leads a staff of 100 with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Houston....

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Haspel faces public reckoning over CIA torture

May 9, 2018

Article in the Financial Times features Carr Center's Senior Fellow Alberto Mora.

"Alberto Mora, a former navy general counsel who campaigned against such techniques at the time, argued the US had yet to reckon with its past involvement in torture. “Someone with that record of brutality wouldn’t qualify as a mall cop, for any position in federal government,” he said, adding that the destruction of the video tapes had deprived the...

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