The lawsuit challenging discriminatory surveillance of Muslims in New York City, filed by CLEAR, along with partner organizations has resulted in a revised settlement that expands the independence, authority, and responsibilities of a civilian representative who will act as a check against surveillance abuses by the NYPD.
The faculty and students working at the intersection of constitutional rights and counterterrorism policies had a precedent setting victory, with the reinstatement of a client’s unfairly revoked passport.
CLEAR’s work with Uzbek immigrants who were recently questioned by law enforcement and a Yemeni-American man whose US passport was unfairly revoked was recently featured in the New York Times.
Vice featured a column by Professor Ramzi Kassem that discussed why the majority of the 148 prisoners remaining at Guantánamo Bay who have been cleared for release by the US government have not been released.
Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.
Professor Ramzi Kassem wrote an editorial for the New York Times in which he advocates for “decisive action to resettle and repatriate as many inmates as possible and give fair trials to any that remain”.
Clinical Law Professor Nermeen Arastu was selected to serve on Public Advocate-elect Letitia “Tish” James’ transition team.
CUNY Law students from the Immigration and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) worked with one of their clients, Shaker Aamer, on an opinion piece published by Al Jazeera English.
Fabiana Araujo (’13) and Sarika Saxena (’13) represent Guantanamo detainee Abdulhadi Faraj as part of their work with CUNY Law’s Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC).
Professor Ramzi Kassem is featured in a CBS News story about Shaker Aamer, a former U.S. Army translator who has been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, for the past 11 years.
In an article on the Huffington Post, Professor Ramzi Kassem discusses the controversy surrounding the new film Zero Dark Thirty, which “leaves viewers with the false impression that torture led to the killing of Usama bin Laden.”
Prof. Ramzi Kassem talks about the role of undercover stings in a recent Wall Street Journal article. Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.
Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall will honor the CUNY Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project at the Fourth Annual Iftar Program on July 25th, 2012, for its dedication to training Muslim, Arab, and South Asian New Yorkers to know their civil rights.
In The Nation magazine’s July 2nd issue, “Islamophobia: Anatomy of an American Panic,” Professor Ramzi Kassem shares the history and impact of the surveillance of Muslim communities in “The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program.” Professor Kassem directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic and the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility Project.
Democracy Now! featured Professor Ramzi Kassem in its story about the 10th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo. Prof. Kassem, who serves as counsel to some Guantánamo detainees, spoke about the hunger strike and peaceful protests
On Thursday, November 17, students invited a panel of speakers to educate the CUNY Law community on racial profiling. The panel, “Restoring Justice: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post 9/11 America,” was sponsored
Professors Ramzi Kassem and Amna Akbar set the record straight on the facts about CUNY Law’s Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) Project.
Professor Ramzi Kassem, Director of CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, provides a close look at the impact of post 9/11 counterterrorism policies
A new report from the Associated Press states that the New York Police Department has been using covert surveillance on Muslims in New York since 9/11. At a news conference held by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in response to the report, Ramzi Kassem
In an op-ed in Aljazeera, Professor Ramzi Kassem, who directs CUNY Law’s Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic, talks about the Obama Administration’s continuation of Bush-era practices that erode due process and justice.
Marking the ninth anniversary of the U.S. military prison camp’s opening, most of the remaining prisoners in Camps 5 and 6 at Guantánamo have joined together to peacefully protest their indefinite imprisonment with a sit-in and signs.
Prof. Ramzi Kassem’s op-ed in the NY Daily News discusses how casting President Obama as a Muslim is a disguised effort of using religion as a proxy for race.
The D.C Circuit heard oral arguments in the first legal challenge on behalf of detainees at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan
Professor Ramzi Kassem talks about the FBI’s profiling and surveillance of the Muslim community on The Brian Lehrer Show