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.