Jennifer Turner (@JennTurner) is the human rights researcher in the ACLU’s Human Rights Program. She conducts documentation research and advocacy on human rights violations in the United States, with a focus on criminal justice, policing, national security, racial justice, women’s rights, children’s rights, and immigrants’ rights. She is the author of numerous ACLU reports, including A Living Death, on life without parole sentences for nonviolent offenses; Island of Impunity, which documents police brutality and failure to police domestic and sexual violence in Puerto Rico; and Blocking Faith, Freezing Charity, on how terrorism financing policies undermine Muslims’ religious freedom and chill charitable giving. She also carries out advocacy before the U.N. Human Rights Council, human rights treaty monitoring bodies and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and monitors military commission hearings at Guantánamo Bay.
Prior to joining the ACLU, Jennifer was a fellow in the Women’s Rights Division of Human Rights Watch, where she researched and reported on abuses against Asian migrant domestic workers in the Middle East. She has also worked in the asylum program of Human Rights First assisting refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. to obtain pro bono legal representation. Jennifer is a graduate of Yale University and New York University Law School.
Apr 30, 2010
"Eyes and Ears"
Apr 29, 2010
Making It Up As We Go Along
Nov 20, 2009
It is Time to Join the Rest of the World: Omar Khadr and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
Nov 19, 2009
Maintaining the Status Quo
Jun 16, 2009
Restore Religious Freedom for Charitable Donors
Feb 2, 2009
EU Accepting Guantánamo Detainees Would Signal Global Support for Restoring the Rule of Law
Jan 16, 2009
International Intervention Needed on Behalf of Obama's Child Soldiers
Dec 16, 2008
A Plea to Obama, from Guantánamo
Dec 15, 2008
The Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost
Nov 17, 2008
Pentagon Admits Number of Guantánamo’s Children is Higher than Originally Disclosed