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March 16, 2010
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By Julia Fromholz & Ann-Louise Colgan*This week’s arrival of a new National Security Council Director for War Crimes, Atrocities and Genocide Prevention marks an important step in enhancing the...
March 16, 2010
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Yesterday a bill was introduced in the Senate that would strengthen America's commitment to providing safe haven to refugees fleeing persecution. It would repair many of the most severe problems in...
March 16, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today unveiled a series of key policy reform recommendations designed to renew America's commitment to the protection of refugees. These recommended reforms,...
March 15, 2010
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Cross-posted on The Huffington Post Given Senator Lindsey Graham’s military background, one would think he would push hard for the trial and conviction of all terrorists. After all, U.S. federal...
March 15, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today praised Senators Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) and Carl Levin (D-MI) for their introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2010, legislation designed to...
March 11, 2010
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As the debate continues around federal courts or military commissions for 9/11 terrorist suspects, it’s worth listening to those who lost family members in the attack. Kristen Breitweiser, who lost...
March 11, 2010
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Washington, D.C. The State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2009, released today, comes at a time when human rights activists around the world are looking to the...
March 10, 2010
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Two experienced Guantanamo lawyers, Darrel Vandeveld and Joshua Dratel, explain why military commissions are a bad idea and how using federal courts is being tough on terror, in Salon today.The...
March 10, 2010
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Senior Associate, Andrew Hudson, addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 11, 2010 urging it to better protect human rights defenders at risk around the world. He also urged the...
March 10, 2010
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Washington, DC Thirty years after the Refugee Act of 1980 became law, Human Rights First and Georgetown University Law Center will co-host a March 16 symposium marking this important anniversary...

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