It's IntLawGrrls' great pleasure to welcome Daphne Eviatar (left) as today's guest blogger.
As a New York-based Senior Associate in the Law & Security Program of Human Rights First, Daphne investigates and reports on U.S. national security policies and practices and their human rights implications.
She's both a lawyer and a journalist, having earned degrees at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, New York University School of Law (where she's also taught law & journalism), and Dartmouth College. She was a 2005 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, a 2003 Pew International Journalism fellow at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies. Following law school, Daphne clerked in San Diego for Judge Irma E. Gonzalez, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and in Philadelphia for Judge Dolores K. Sloviter, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
She's published widely on law, human rights, and economic developments (prior IntLawGrrls post), as a former legal correspondent for The Washington Independent, also in media such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek International, and Harper's. (Her Huffington Post contributions are available here.) And Daphne's been interviewed by a number of broadcast outlets, including The Rachel Maddow Show.
In her guest post below, Daphne provides a critique of a recent federal appellate decision respecting detainees at the U.S.-run internment facility at Bagram, Afghanistan.