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Ian Kysel

Aryeh Neier Fellow

ACLU Human Rights Program


Ian Kysel is the Aryeh Neier Fellow with the ACLU’s Human Rights Program and the US Program at Human Rights Watch, where he focuses on the solitary confinement of youth in the United States. He is the author or co-author of human rights reports on solitary confinement, prison conditions for youth serving life without parole, and the resettlement of refugees to the United States. Before becoming a fellow, while a law student, Mr. Kysel was a co-coordinator of the International Migrants Bill of Rights Initiative, which is based at Georgetown, and he currently sits on its Steering Committee. Prior to law school, he worked with non-citizens seeking asylum. Mr. Kysel received a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a J.D. and a Certificate in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a Global Law Scholar.