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September 02, 2009
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An NPR piece today highlights the growing problem of violent hate crime against the Roma in Eastern Europe.The piece recalls a tragic case in Hungary:The latest victim was single mother Maria Balogh...
September 01, 2009
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Read HRF's David Danzig's rebuttal, in the Huffington Post, of Richard Cohen's Washington Post column today. He presents Cohen's basic argument as "Ishmael, a fictionalized 'terrorist or a suicide...
September 01, 2009
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A new Congressional Research Service report (pdf) confirms that ratio of private military contractors to uniformed miltary in Afghanistan marks an all-time high.The report was obtained by Secrecy...
September 01, 2009
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A column in the Washington Post today presents a scenario based on the idea that torture works, and asks the following questions:Does it sometimes work? Does it never work? Is it always immoral?...
August 31, 2009
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Check it out, it quotes Human Rights First CEO Elisa Massimino.
August 27, 2009
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Human Rights First honored Senator Ted Kennedy at our annual dinner last year. As we mourn his death, we thought we'd share this video tribute to his life and work we showed there.
August 26, 2009
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Washington, DC Human Rights First Chief Executive Officer Elisa Massimino today issued the following statement mourning the death of Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy:
August 25, 2009
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Check out HRF CEO Elisa Massimino’s commentary about yesterday’s torture news in the Washington Post.To read more, there is a good roundup of the news in the Raw Story, and the full CIA Inspector...
August 24, 2009
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Still getting press play: the planned overhaul of the immigration detention system announced by the Department of Homeland Security a couple of weeks ago. It’s an important story, one that affects...
August 24, 2009
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The Special Task Force on Interrogation and Transfer Policies today concluded that the Army Field Manual is enough to serve as the single standard for humane interrogation.Human Rights First has been...

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