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Katie Shay
Katie Shay is an international human rights lawyer. She currently serves as Legal and Policy Coordinator at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), leading ICAR's work on judicial remedies and corporate crimes. Katie graduated from Georgetown University Law School, where she served as managing editor of the Georgetown Journal of Law & Modern Critical Race Perspectives, President of Georgetown Law’s Amnesty International chapter, and co-chair of the law school’s committee on Human Rights Fact Finding. Katie is a co-author of Sent “Home” with Nothing: The Deportation of Jamaicans with Mental Disabilities, a report that examines human rights implications of U.S. deportation policy. Katie has previously worked at EarthRights International; the law firm of Meyer, Glitzenstein and Crystal; and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. She holds a B.A. from Marquette University.

Entries by Katie Shay

Shrimp Supply Tainted With Modern Slavery: Why Global Business Transparency Is Needed

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 9:51 AM

This post was co-authored with Nicole Vander Meulen

Americans love shrimp. In fact, we love it so much that we eat it more than any other seafood, and almost more than tuna and salmon combined. However, that love comes with a price -- and a steep one at...

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Crime Bar: Human Rights Claims Don't Have Expiration Dates

(0) Comments | Posted March 4, 2014 | 7:04 PM

Last week victims of human-rights violations scored a victory when a Haitian court ruled that their claims against one of the worst human-rights violators in Haitian history, Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, could go forward. Duvalier had argued that the torture and crimes against humanity he is accused of took place...

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224 Years After the Judiciary Act, the U.S. Must Not Become a Safe Haven to Modern Pirates

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Two hundred twenty-four years ago this week, George Washington signed the Judiciary Act of 1789 into law, establishing the U.S. federal judiciary and, in a short and largely overlooked provision of the Act, providing what has become a tool for holding human rights abusers accountable centuries later.

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Getting Schooled: Judicial Education and the Corporate Court

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 6:18 PM

with Kendall Scott

Senator Elizabeth Warren made headlines last week when she called out the Obama administration for the lack of professional diversity among judges on the federal bench. In a speech before members of the American Constitution Society, Warren encouraged the audience to put pressure...

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The Wrong Decision for Human Rights

(2) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 7:42 PM

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell) that Esther Kiobel may not proceed in her case against Shell for aiding and abetting in the torture and murder of her husband. In addition to setting back Esther's quest for justice, the Court's decision has...

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