Jameel Jaffer

Jameel Jaffer directed the National Security Project from 2007-2010 and is currently the Director of the ACLU’s Center for Democracy. He has litigated cases concerning the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping program, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, the FBI’s use of “national security letters,” the government’s practice of ideological exclusion, and the abuse and torture of prisoners held at Guantanamo and other U.S. detention centers overseas. He has testified before Congress about issues relating to government surveillance and, since 2004, he has served as a human rights monitor for the military commissions at Guantanamo.

His book, Administration of Torture (co-authored with Open Society Justice Institute attorney Amrit Singh), was published by Columbia University Press in 2007.

He is a graduate of Williams College, Cambridge University, and Harvard Law School.

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