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Nahal Zamani
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Nahal Zamani is an Advocacy Program Manager with the Center for Constitutional Rights, where she develops and executes domestic human rights advocacy campaigns. She was previously with the Human Rights Program at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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New Report Should Put the Freeze on Bloomberg's Hot Air About the Efficacy of Stop-and-Frisk

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 12:16 PM

For over a decade, New Yorkers from all walks of life have brought this to Mayor Bloomberg's attention time and time again: the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices are not only racially biased and harmful to communities, they are also ineffective. A new report by New York Attorney General Eric...

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City Council Has a Golden Opportunity to Stop Discriminatory Policing -- Will It Do the Right Thing?

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2013 | 6:48 PM

This week presents a pivotal moment for the New York City Council to do their share in the citywide movement to end the massive violation of rights resulting from the abuse of policing practices like stop and frisk. Currently pending before the Council is the Community Safety Act,...

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Young People and the NYPD -- Reflections on Universal Children's Day

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 7:20 AM

Each year, Universal Children's Day is honored on November 20. Here are stories from three children this year, whose experiences with New York City Police Department (NYPD) are all too common:

For Tyrone L., a 16-year-old Black man who lives in East Harlem, stop and frisk is a daily reality....

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Thanks to ICE, Families Are Under Threat This Mother's Day

(36) Comments | Posted May 7, 2011 | 6:23 PM

On Sunday, countless people across the country will honor the women and mothers in their families. For many, however, Mother's Day will be a tragic reminder of the reckless and unjust nature of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforcement programs like the so-called Secure Communities program that has been...

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From Indiana to Palestine: Bring the Change We Need Home from Geneva

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 4:18 PM

Last week, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) traveled to Geneva, Switzerland to participate in the United Nations' Universal Periodic Review Process. The Review is a relatively new process under the auspices of the U.N. Human Rights Council to review each country in terms of their compliance --...

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On a Day Against Police Brutality, Let's Talk About Stop-and-Frisk

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2010 | 4:16 PM

Friday, October 22nd marks National Day Against Police Brutality, a day where we raise awareness of police violence, brutality and abuse in this country and call for more humane, fair and effective policing practices.

New York has been the stage for particularly horrendous tragedies of police brutality and abuse, including:...

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Expanding Opportunity And Hope For Children In America

(3) Comments | Posted November 23, 2009 | 1:31 PM

Friday, November 20, marked the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most comprehensive treaty on children’s rights. The convention has been ratified by nearly every country in the world, except for the United States. The convention would fill current gaps in U.S. laws,...

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Awaiting an End to Injustice: Rendition Victim's Wife Speaks About Accountability and Torture

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2009 | 3:55 PM

Today, the ACLU's Human Rights Program and Alkarama for Human Rights sent a request to two U.N. Special Rapporteurs (human rights experts) asking them to investigate the "extraordinary rendition", detention and torture of Italian citizen Abou Elkassim Britel.

The ACLU represents Britel and four other...

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