Diala Shamas

Diala Shamas (@dialash) is an attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). Prior to joining CCR, she was a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, and she was a senior staff attorney at the CLEAR (Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility) Project. She practices and writes at the intersection of human rights, policing and counterterrorism, immigration and refugee law. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, and a number of other publications. She has lived and worked extensively in the Middle East, and she holds a J.D. and a B.A. from Yale Law School

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