Castro's dream for Cuba's artists
Is the US military reliant on indentured workers?
Ramzi Kassem is Associate Professor of Law at the City University of New York where he directs the Immigrant & Refugee Rights Clinic.
With his students, Professor Kassem has represented prisoners of various nationalities presently or formerly held at American facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, at so-called "Black Sites", and at other detention sites worldwide. In connection with these cases, Professor Kassem and his students have appeared before US federal district and appellate courts, as well as before the military commissions at Guantanamo.
Professor Kassem also supervises the Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project, which primarily aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counterterrorism policies and practices.
Before joining the CUNY law faculty in 2009, Professor Kassem was a Robert M. Cover Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he taught in the Civil Liberties & National Security Clinic as well as the Worker & Immigrant Rights & Advocacy Clinic. Professor Kassem also previously served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law, where he taught in the International Justice Clinic.
As a Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Civil Rights Fellow at Cochran Neufeld & Scheck (now Neufeld Scheck & Brustin), Professor Kassem litigated high-impact cases stemming from wrongful convictions and police misconduct. He has also served as a legal consultant for the International Center for Transitional Justice.
Professor Kassem is a graduate of Columbia College and holds law degrees from Columbia Law School, where he was a Senior Editor for the Columbia Law Review, and from the Sorbonne. His interests include the legal and policy responses to the September 11th attacks and other national security crises, the rights of minorities and non-citizens, and international humanitarian law.
Blockbuster film is an unholy cocktail of vile prejudice and historical revisionism.
19 Feb 2015 11:43 GMT | War & Conflict, Politics, US & Canada
The FBI has used the No Fly List to coerce American Muslims into spying on their community.
07 May 2014 13:35 GMT | US & Canada, Pakistan, United States
Today marks four months since prisoners, denied access to due process, began a hunger strike in protest of conditions.
06 Jun 2013 10:38 GMT | US & Canada, Latin America, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, United States
Both treat torture at secret CIA prisons as if it were a thing of the past, masking the reality of an enduring practice.
Ramzi Kassem | 19 Jan 2013 15:20 GMT | Arts & Culture, US & Canada, Latin America, Afghanistan, Cuba
The National Defence Authorisation Act continues the onward march of the 'war on terror' through the American homeland.
Ramzi Kassem | 22 Dec 2011 06:57 GMT
The New York Police Department and the FBI's targeting of Muslim communities is unfounded and must stop, authors say.
Amna Akbar, Ramzi Kassem | 28 Nov 2011 12:43 GMT | US & Canada, United States
The CIA has been spying on New York City's Muslim communities for years, in violation of US law.
Ramzi Kassem | 25 Aug 2011 14:08 GMT | US & Canada, South Korea, United States
The treatment of Ahmed Warsame shows little has changed for detainees captured overseas by the US.
Ramzi Kassem | 12 Jul 2011 14:09 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, United States
People & Power investigates how a match-fixer and his syndicate corrupted global football.
Sport, Football, Corruption
How Japan is using high tech factories to grow vegetables indoors.
Environment, Science & Technology, Food
A look at the country's changing media landscape and what it means for journalism in Cuba.
Media, Cuba, Fidel Castro
Can Kazakhstan become a world power and tourism hotspot despite its poor human rights record and steep prices?
Human Rights, Kazakhstan, Asia