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Our Mission

The Creating Law Enforcement Accountability & Responsibility (CLEAR) project is housed at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. CLEAR primarily aims to address the unmet legal needs of Muslim, Arab, South Asian, and other communities in the New York City area that are particularly affected by national security and counterterrorism policies and practices.

Our work is defined by our relationships with communities and grassroots organizations whose members wish to shape and respond to national security and counterterrorism policies and practices affecting them. CLEAR’s community-oriented approach combines legal representation with other services directed at satisfying the fuller range of community concerns.

Since the project’s inception in 2009, CLEAR has:

  • Represented or advised over 50 clients across our practice areas;
  • Facilitated 60 Know-Your-Rights workshops at 35 different mosques, community centers and university student associations across New York City and the Tri-State Area;
  • Partnered with and supported over 20 community-based organizations and coalitions on various initiatives.

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