Daphne Eviatar

Founding Editor

Daphne Eviatar (@deviatar) is Director of the Security with Human Rights program at Amnesty International USA. She advocates for US compliance with international law in US national security policy.

Daphne writes a blog on the Huffington Post and has published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Politico and many other publications.

Daphne is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York University School of Law and Dartmouth College. She was a law clerk to Judge Irma E. Gonzalez on the United States District Court in San Diego and Judge Dolores K. Sloviter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia. Daphne is also on LinkedIn.

Areas of Expertise: Military Commissions, Federal Courts, Drones, Targeted Killings, Detention

Selected Media Appearances
Bagram: The Other Guantanamo? – CBS News

White House Again Raises Possibility Of Closing GuantanamoNPR (All Things Considered)
Just How Many Terrorists Has The U.S. Convicted? – NPR (All Things Considered)
Backstory: Detainees at BagramWNYC (The Leonard Lopate Show)

Guantanamo pretrial hearing delayed as legal files vanish – Reuters
Is Guantanamo Bay Still Open For Justice?Huffington Post (HuffPost Live)
Kill the Kill List – Foreign Policy

Articles by this author:

US Lethal Strikes Program Continues to Violate Int’l Human Rights Law

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Oct 27th, 2023

Twenty-One Years On, US Detention at Guantánamo Bay Remains Unconscionable


Jan 11th, 2023

Defending the Rule of Law Requires Ending Guantanamo Detention


Jan 11th, 2022

On Guantanamo’s 19th Anniversary, A Renewed Call to Close It


Jan 11th, 2021

Toward a Consistent and Coherent Ex Gratia Policy for Civilian Casualties


Jul 10th, 2020

The Fatal Flaw in DOD’s Latest Civilian Casualties Report


May 14th, 2020

US Ramps Up War in Somalia, Killing More Civilians


Apr 20th, 2020

Human Rights Guidelines for the Fight Against COVID-19


Mar 27th, 2020

New Pentagon Report Significantly Undercounts Civilian Casualties


May 2nd, 2019

Breaking the Silence on Civilian Casualties from U.S. Air Strikes in Somalia


Mar 20th, 2019

5 Reasons to be Hopeful About Human Rights in 2019


Jan 3rd, 2019

US Military Admits It Killed Dozens More Civilians Than Previously Acknowledged. Now What?


Aug 22nd, 2018

“We Could Hold Them for 100 Years If the Conflict Lasts for 100 Years”


Jul 17th, 2018

The First Transfer of a Guantánamo Prisoner By the Trump Administration


May 4th, 2018

DOD’s Guantánamo Report: An Opportunity for Detainees Already Cleared for Release


May 2nd, 2018

Corker’s Proposal Hands Trump A Dangerous, Open-Ended War Authorization


Apr 16th, 2018

The Trump Administration Should Publicly Disclose its New Policy on Lethal Force


Mar 9th, 2018

Unhappy 16th Anniversary, Guantanamo Bay


Jan 11th, 2018

Guantanamo: Donald Trump’s Opportunity


Nov 6th, 2017

Amnesty Sets Out Key Principles on the Use of Armed Drones


Oct 23rd, 2017

A Response to Goodman’s “Memo to the Human Rights Community”


Oct 6th, 2017

Easing Restrictions on US Killings Outside War Zones Would be a Serious Mistake


Oct 2nd, 2017

Senate Should Vote No on ‘Torture Memo’ Author


Aug 1st, 2017

Trump Admits: ‘Extreme Vetting’ Already Happening Without the Travel Ban


Jun 5th, 2017

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