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September 20, 2007
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The Economist takes a look at some of the arguments surrounding torture in a piece that generally does a good job of summarizing recent developments while providing some useful polling information...
September 20, 2007
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Proving once again that Comedy Central outdoes the "real" news with its coverage of today's issues, last night's line-up featured a Stephen Colbert interview with Naomi Wolf. At 3:14 ,Wolf and...
September 19, 2007
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A bipartisan majority of the Senate voted this morning to restore the rights of legal resident and non-citizen detainees to an independent judicial review of their detention, a right that was denied...
September 17, 2007
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The confirmation of a new Attorney General provides an opportunity to change course at the Department of Justice. President Bush has nominated Judge Michael B. Mukasey to fill this critically...
September 17, 2007
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ABC News gets word that the CIA has banned water-boarding. Note that the CIA source doesn't claim that water-boarding is illegal, just that it isn't being practiced anymore. And why are we hearing...
September 14, 2007
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NBC takes a look inside the CIA's "enhanced" interrogation program in a report that raises as many questions as it answers about what the CIA is doing. One thing the piece makes perfectly clear is...
September 13, 2007
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Members of the Senate intelligence committee have requested that President Bush withdraw the nomination of his choice for CIA general counsel, John Rizzo. Human Rights First and four other human...
September 11, 2007
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On this, the sixth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, we commemorate the tragic loss of nearly 3000 innocent people and express our heartfelt condolences to their...
September 10, 2007
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In a discussion hosted Friday by the Council on Foreign Relations, HRF's Mike Poser asked the CIA Director, General Hayden, to elaborate on his criticism of the press and other external critics who...
September 07, 2007
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WASHINGTON -- Human rights defenders from 20 countries met last week with representatives of major faith communities at The Carter Center in Atlanta at the fourth annual Human Rights Defenders Policy...

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