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Photo courtesy of Pardiss Kebriaei

Pardiss Kebriaei

Photo courtesy of Pardiss Kebriaei

Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where her work encompasses "national security" and criminal justice issues. She joined the Center in 2007 as part of its then-dedicated Guantánamo Justice Initiative, and has represented detainees continuously since then. She also represented the families of two men who died in the prison in 2006 in federal court and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She was lead counsel for the Center for Constitutional Rights in the first cases challenging the U.S. "targeted killing" program. She has also represented or served as amici to people unjustly charged with terrorism, in the process of their appeals or in challenging their uniquely harsh conditions of confinement, including Special Administrative Measures.

Prior to the Center for Constitutional Rights, Kebriaei worked in the international program at the Center for Reproductive Rights. She has also taught at Hunter and Brooklyn Colleges of the City University of New York. She graduated from Northwestern University with degrees in history and cello performance, and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

  • 2014