Faiza Patel

Member, Board of Editors

Faiza Patel (@FaizaPatelBCJ) serves as Co-Director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. She is also a member of the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries. Previously, Faiza worked as a senior policy officer at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and clerked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She has been published in leading academic publications, including the American Journal of International Law, the Emory Journal of International Law, the European Journal of International Law, and the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics. Faiza is a frequent commentator on national security issues for media outlets such as the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Guardian, MSNBC, Al-Jazeera, and NPR. Born and raised in Pakistan, she is a graduate of Harvard College and the NYU School of Law.

Articles by this author:

Oversight Reports Raise Questions About Value of DHS Counterterrorism Efforts

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Aug 17th, 2022

With Roe v. Wade at Risk, Digital Surveillance Threatens Reproductive Freedom

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May 17th, 2022

So, What Does Facebook Take Down? The Secret List of ‘Dangerous’ Individuals and Organizations

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Nov 1st, 2021

The Costs of 9/11’s Suspicionless Surveillance: Suppressing Communities of Color and Political Dissent

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Sep 8th, 2021

Facebook’s New Dangerous Individuals and Organizations Policy Brings More Questions Than Answers

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Jul 20th, 2021

A Deeper Dive: Facebook’s Response to Oversight Board on Trump May Be Less Than It Appears

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Jun 21st, 2021

Facebook Oversight Board’s Decision on Trump Sets Up New Tests

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May 7th, 2021

Oversight Board’s First Rulings Show Facebook’s Rules Are a Mess

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Feb 19th, 2021

Facebook’s Content-Decision Oversight Board Carves Out Own Territory

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Oct 30th, 2020

Facebook Oversight Board Should Hear the India Hate Speech Case

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Aug 31st, 2020

Trump’s Executive Order Targets Twitter, Capitalizing on Right-Wing Grievance

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May 29th, 2020

Facebook Bylaws for Takedown Oversight Board: Questions of Independence

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Mar 5th, 2020

Improve FISA on Civil Liberties by Strengthening Amici

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Feb 26th, 2020

Instagram Content Removals in Iran Highlight Questions Over Facebook’s New Oversight Board

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Feb 12th, 2020

Evaluating Facebook’s New Oversight Board for Content Moderation

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Nov 19th, 2019

“Domestic Terrorism” Bills Create More Problems Than They Solve

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Aug 28th, 2019

Scramble to Erase New Zealand Attack Videos Exposes Pitfalls Too

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Apr 1st, 2019

Homeland Security’s Intelligence Overreach: Two Cases Illustrate Risks to Civil Society

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Mar 8th, 2019

EU ‘Terrorist Content’ Proposal Sets Dire Example for Free Speech Online

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Mar 5th, 2019

Trump Admin Says It’s Open to Suggestions to Prevent Far-Right Violence. Here Are a Few.

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Oct 31st, 2018

Like His Boss, Pence Misleads Public About Terrorism and Immigration

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Oct 26th, 2018

New Method, Same Strategy: Russia Has Long Exploited U.S. Racial Divisions

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Oct 19th, 2018

How Trump’s Pressure on Google Threatens Government Manipulation of Search Results

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Sep 4th, 2018

Trump Administration’s Terrorism Claims Omit Crucial Available Data

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Aug 10th, 2018

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