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Humanitarian Law & Policy:
Detention in Armed Conflict, Terrorism and Counterterrorism

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22.265625px;">Devon Chaffee is currently the Executive Director of the<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.265625px;">&nbsp;New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union&nbsp;</span>and has a solid track record of effectively advocating on behalf of marginalized constituencies through innovative, strategic, and persistent lobbying and public education. Prior to assuming this position, Devon was part of<span style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.265625px;">&nbsp;the ACLU Washington Office, where she worked to stop bias policing, prisoner abuse, privacy violations and free speech infringement and&nbsp;served as Advocacy Counsel at Human Rights First, fighting against U.S. counterterrorism and national security policies that violate human rights.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 22.25694465637207px;">&nbsp;In this role, she led Human Rights First executive branch and congressional advocacy on counterterrorism issues, served as an observer to the military commissions proceedings in Guant&aacute;namo Bay, Cuba, testified before the Helsinki Commission on the laws prohibiting cruel interrogation, and co-authored a joint Human Rights First/Physicians for Human Rights report Leave No Marks: Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and the Risk of Criminality.</span></p>

<p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.5em; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 14px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 22.265625px;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14.44444465637207px; line-height: 22.25694465637207px;">Devon received her J.D. magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center (2006) where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar, and her B.A. from Hampshire College (2001) in International Relations and Human Rights.</span></p>