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Amicus Briefs in Foreign and International Courts

Friendly Communication in Support of Communication 317/2006 – The Nubian Community in Kenya/Kenya (on the right to a nationality under international law), African Commission on Human and People’s Rights (May 22, 2007)

Amicus Brief, In the High Court of Botswana, Sesana against Attorney General (June 29, 2006)

Amicus Brief, In the Matter of Ana Victoria Sanchez Villalobos and Others (Costa Rica), Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (September 2005)

Friendly Communication on the Subject of Ethiopian Mass Expulsions of People of Eritrean Origin or Descent, African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (April 12, 2000)


Amicus Briefs in U.S. Courts

Brief of J. Herman Burgers and Theo Van Boven as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs' Opposition to the Defendants' Motions to Dismiss, In Re: Iraq and Afghanistan Detainees Litigation (Ali v. Rumsfeld et al.) (June 30, 2006)

Amicus Brief, Guillaume v. Ashcroft United States, Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (March 30, 2006)

Amicus Brief, Nadarajah v. Gonzales, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (December 21, 2005)

Amicus Brief, Guillaume v. Ashcroft, United States District Court, District of Connecticut (December 15, 2003)

Amicus Brief, District Court of the Virgin Islands Division of St. Thomas and St. John, Ballentine v. United States of America (December 20, 2001)


Reports, Studies and Policy Papers

Abuse of Juveniles by the Faisalabad Police (A Follow-Up Report to Policing as Torture), with Justice Project Pakistan (June 2014)

Policing as Torture: A Report on Systematic Brutality and Torture by the Police in Faisalabad, Pakistan, with Justice Project Pakistan (June 2014)

Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States, with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty (March 2014)

Cruel, Inhuman, and Degrading: Homelessness in the United States under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, with the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, Submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Committee (August 23, 2013)

I'm Going to Move Forward: Stories of Change from Men Imprisoned as Children in Connecticut (May 2013)

Youth Matters: A Second Look for Connecticut's Children Serving Long Prison Sentences, with Civil Justice Clinic, Quinnipiac University School of Law (March 2013)

Victims of Complacency: The Ongoing Trafficking and Abuse of Third Country Nationals by U.S. Government Contractors, with the American Civil Liberties Union (June 2012)  

The Involvement and Responsibilities of International Financial Institutions in Asian Farmland Investment, a paper prepared for the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (April 2011) 

The Involvement and Responsibilities of International Financial Institutions in Asian Farmland Investment, a paper prepared for the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development: Abstract and Executive Summary (April 2011)

Tearing Apart at the Seams: How Widespread Use of Fixed-Duration Contracts Threatens Cambodian Workers and the Cambodian Garment Industry (April 2011)

Gender-Based Violence in Southern Sudan: Justice for Women Long Overdue: A Study for the Enough Project and Study Demands Justice for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in Southern Sudan (blog posting) (Jan. 24, 2011)  

The Myth of Normalcy: Impunity and the Judiciary in Kashmir (June 2009). 

An Analysis of Select Companies' Operations in Sudan: A Resource for Divestment (December 13, 2005)

Indonesian Human Rights Abuses in West Papua: Application of the Law of Genocide to the History of Indonesian Control (April 2004)

Summary Memo on Requirement of Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Communities for Sub-Surface Resource Extraction (August 21, 2003)

Violence Against Women in the United States: A Report of Trends, Legal Developments, and Best Practices, Prepared for Radhika Coomaraswamy, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Covering the Period of her Tenure (1993-2002)