Speaker Profile

Pardiss Kebriaei

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Senior Attorney
Center for Constitutional Rights
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Pardiss Kebriaei is a Senior Attorney at the Center Constitutional Rights, where she challenges government abuse in the national security realm. She is lead counsel for CCR in Al-Aulaqi v. Panetta, which challenges the legality of the killings of three U.S. citizens – Anwar Al-Aulaqi, Samir Khan and 16 year-old Abdulrahman Al-Aulaqi – in drone strikes in Yemen in 2011. In 2010, she litigated the first challenge to the targeted killing program, Al-Aulaqi v. Obama, which concerned the listing of Anwar Al-Aulaqi on government “kill lists.” She also represents men currently and formerly detained at Guantanamo, and the families of men who died at Guantanamo in 2006. Her work includes challenging abuses in the context of domestic terrorism prosecutions. Pardiss has contributed to national and local media on these issues, including CBS News, Democracy Now! MSNBC, NPR, PBS News Hour, the Associated Press, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, and Truthout.