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July 18, 2006
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New York – On the one-year anniversary of a flawed emergency decree, it is clear that the measure has weakened essential human rights protections, further fueling the violence in southern Thailand....
July 18, 2006
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(New York, May 5, 2006) – Appearing before the UN Human Rights Committee, the United States today reiterated its position that it is not legally bound by the internationally accepted human rights...
July 18, 2006
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Elisa Massimino, Washington Director of Human Rights First, will testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee tomorrow morning as it continues to hold hearings relating to the procedures for...
July 14, 2006
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Human Rights First has serious concerns about the nomination of William Haynes to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. His comments and lack of candor at his confirmation...
July 14, 2006
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WHAT: Human Rights First’s international legal director, Gabor Rona, will be in Geneva this week ahead of U.S. testimony before the Human Rights Committee, a body of international legal experts...
July 12, 2006
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"Human Rights First welcomes the long overdue announcement by the administration that it will adhere to the minimal standards of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. But in the words of...
July 11, 2006
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NEW YORK – The Pentagon pledged on Tuesday to treat detainees in U.S. military custody in accordance with the minimum standards of the Geneva Conventions, as required by the Supreme Court in Hamdan v...
July 10, 2006
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As Congress begins hearings this week on the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down military commissions, Human Rights First urges Congress to follow the court-martial system...
July 05, 2006
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MOSCOW – When G8 leaders meet later this month in St. Petersburg, Russia, they should speak out against the erosion of human rights protections in Russia. That is the message that came out of a...
June 29, 2006
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In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the President lacked the authority to establish the military commissions and that the commissions violated American military law and the...

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