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September 19, 2006
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New York, NY – “Human Rights First welcomes President Bush’s attention to Darfur in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly earlier today,” said Maureen Byrnes, Executive Director of Human...
September 15, 2006
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Application of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions What the President said:“Common Article 3 says that…there will be no outrages upon human dignity. [I]t's very vague. What does that mean,...
September 14, 2006
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NEW YORK -- In response to the worsening situation in Darfur, communities around the world will hold events this Sunday, September 17 as part of the Global Day for Darfur to show international...
September 13, 2006
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Human Rights First urges Congress to reject the proposed Military Commission Act of 2006, which would put the United States in violation of core principles of the Geneva Conventions. The bill,...
September 08, 2006
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Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the horrific attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. We join with others in this country and around the world in commemorating the tragic loss of...
September 08, 2006
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On Wednesday President Bush delivered an important speech outlining the administration’s plan for the detention, interrogation and prosecution of security detainees, including terrorist suspects. In...
September 07, 2006
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(New York, September 7,  2006) –  Human Rights First today said a set of announcements and proposals by President Bush on prisoner interrogation, detention and trial sent a mixed message on...
September 01, 2006
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Material Support: New Report and Senate Hearing On September 26, Human Rights First issued a report entitled “Abandoning the Persecuted: Victims of Terrorism and Oppression Barred from Asylum...
August 31, 2006
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New York, NY – Human Rights First today expressed dismay that international efforts on Darfur, in particular the draft Security Council resolution sponsored by the United States and Britain,...
August 29, 2006
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NEW YORK, NY- On September 17 people in over 15 countries across the world will show their support for the people of Darfur. Efforts to mark the day are now being planned in Abuja (Nigeria), Addis...

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