On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Blog

Recent Posts

July 18, 2006
Related Campaigns & Topics
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
Related Campaigns & Topics
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
Related Campaigns & Topics
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
Related Campaigns & Topics
"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
Related Campaigns & Topics
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
Related Campaigns & Topics
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
Related Campaigns & Topics
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
Related Campaigns & Topics
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...
June 27, 2006
Related Campaigns & Topics
New York – On July 15, the Group of Eight (G8) leaders will gather in a Russia that is very different than the one they envisioned in 2002 when they invited it to hold the presidency. Russia is now a...
June 20, 2006
Related Campaigns & Topics
Dear Colleagues, Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. The United Nations has designated this day to express solidarity and support for refugees all over the globe. Here in the United States,...



  • 2 days 14 hours AGO
    The new Defense Secretary should prioritize human rights issues, they are key to national security http://t.co/44c1sKbxPm

Our Experts

Director, National Security Outreach
Vice President, Research & Analysis