Scott Roehm

Guest Author

Scott Roehm is the Washington Director of the Center for Victims of Torture and chair of the Board of Directors for Refugee Council USA. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Programs and Policy at The Constitution Project, where he oversees the organization’s national security and criminal justice portfolios.  Before joining The Constitution Project, Scott served as the special counsel for pro bono at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.  In that capacity he litigated federal civil rights and immigration cases and led Orrick’s participation in projects to address abuses arising out of U.S. counterterrorism practices, deficiencies in the immigration system, and a variety of international human rights matters.  Scott has also worked with Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Monrovia, Liberia and Greensboro, North Carolina.

Scott holds a J.D. from Fordham Law School and a master’s in International Affairs with a specialization in human rights from Columbia University.  He began his legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James Orenstein in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Articles by this author:

The Biden Administration’s Moment of Truth on Torture Evidence

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Dec 1st, 2021

A Torture Survivor Speaks at the Guantanamo Military Commissions

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Nov 4th, 2021

How to Responsibly End Three Key Rights-Abusing Post-9/11 Policies

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Sep 9th, 2021

Nuremberg Prosecutor says Guantanamo Military Commissions Don’t Measure Up

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Aug 24th, 2021

Course Correction Still Needed on Anti-Torture Obligations

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Aug 9th, 2021

How the Biden Administration Should Take Torture-Derived Evidence Off the Table

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Jun 17th, 2021

Biden Team’s Litigation Tactics on Guantanamo Undercut Biden Policy to Close the Prison

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Apr 21st, 2021

Biden’s Asylum EOs and Where to Go from Here

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Feb 4th, 2021

How to Fix the U.S. Litigation Position in Key Pending Cases

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Jan 27th, 2021

On Accountability and the Next Presidency, Starting With the Cabinet

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Nov 23rd, 2020

Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security: End Endless War

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Sep 11th, 2020

Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security: Uphold the Prohibition on Torture

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Sep 11th, 2020

Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security: Close Guantanamo and End Indefinite Detention

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Sep 11th, 2020

Toward a New Approach to National and Human Security: Introduction

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Sep 11th, 2020

Trump’s Latest Assault on Asylum Has Nothing to Do with National Security or Public Health

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Jul 15th, 2020

Crises of Accountability for U.S. Systemic Abuses of Power

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Jun 26th, 2020

Guantanamo’s COVID-19 Precautions Must Safeguard Detainees’ Rights

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Mar 31st, 2020

Go See The Report, Then Let’s Put Torture to Bed For Good

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Nov 14th, 2019

Deprivation and Despair: The Crisis of Medical Care at Guantánamo

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Jun 26th, 2019

For the Military Commissions, a Fork in the Road on Torture

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May 6th, 2019