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January 26, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
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Today, we are pleased to launch a new monthly feature titled “Voices for Equality.” Each month, we will highlight the crucial contributions of human rights defenders to the global human rights...
January 26, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News GUANTANAMO The military commission trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi continues this week at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Human Rights First will observe the proceeding...
January 23, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. The trial of Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of Bahrain’s main opposition group Al Wefaq, opens on Wednesday, January 28 and marks a massive step away from...
January 23, 2015
Associate Attorney, National Security
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Yesterday, more than six years after Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF-GTMO) recommended that Tariq Mahmoud Ahmed al Sawah be transferred out of the infamous detention facility, a Periodic Review...
January 23, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a crosspost from The Huffington Post. It's become almost routine -- the prosecutions of alleged al Qaeda operatives and spokespeople, men picked up halfway across the world brought to...
January 22, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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The United Nations General Assembly is convening a special meeting today to address concerns about the rise of antisemitism around the world. The meeting comes after 37 member nations, including...
January 21, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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In a somewhat bizarre move, the new chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), is asking the executive branch to return copies of the committee’s report on...
January 20, 2015
ACE Rule of Law Human Rights Fellow
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Remember when Senator Dianne Feinstein, former Chairwoman and current ranking member of the Senate intelligence committee, accused the CIA of hacking into her staffers' computers while they...
January 20, 2015
Vice President, Communications
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Top News STATE OF THE UNION Tonight at 9 p.m., President Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. He is expected to detail his priorities for the last two years of his presidency,...
January 16, 2015
National Pro Bono Promotion Counsel
Managing Attorney, Refugee Representation
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The Dilley Family Residential Center is now open in South Texas and will soon house up to 2,400 immigrant mothers and children who came to the United States seeking refuge. This week we went on a...

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