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OSPC Summary of Lobbying Activities: 2016, First Quarter

OSPC Summary of Lobbying Activities Period: January 1 – March 31, 2016 (Q1)   OSPC supports transparency and is proud of the causes and groups it supports. OSPC is registered under the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA) and regularly reports on its activities as required by the Act. However, very few OSPC staff members meet the […]

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Human Rights Groups Applaud Legislation Reaffirming U.S. Prohibition on Torture

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again. Seven human rights and civil liberties organizations, including the ACLU, the Center for Victims of Torture, The Constitution Project, […]

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Human Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject the National Security Waiver of the ‘Coup Clause’

The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), along with 24 human rights organizations, urged Congress to reject a provision in a spending bill that would all but allow the Department of State to continue U.S. aid to a country where there’s been a coup. The so-called “national security” exemption would all but gut current law, which […]

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