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January 12, 2009
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In his last press conference as President this morning, President Bush refused to discuss any pardons, "including pre-emptive pardons for anyone involved in interrogations of captives in the campaign...
January 12, 2009
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Washington, DC - The incoming Obama Administration should lead an international effort to reshape the United Nations Durban Review Conference into a forum for credible discussion of racism and...
January 12, 2009
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Washington, DC - Five leading human rights and civil liberties groups delivered a letter to President-elect Barack Obama on January 12, 2009, urging him to suspend the Guantanamo Bay military...
January 12, 2009
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Washington, DC - US President George W. Bush's decision to award the Presidential Medal of Freedom to President Alvaro Uribe of Colombia is a disturbing example of the Bush administration's disregard...
January 09, 2009
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Vice President Dick Cheney is at it again, defending the use of torture. He told the AP yesterday that he saw no reason for President Bush to preemptively pardon anyone who authorized or was involved...
January 09, 2009
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This Sunday night, Fox’s show “24” returns with a new season after a 20 month hiatus. As the New York Times points out, Jack Bauer finds himself in a different United States at the dawn of 2009 – the...
January 09, 2009
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NEW YORK - This Sunday marks the seventh anniversary of the transfer of the first twenty prisoners to the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. Human Rights First calls on President-elect Obama to take...
January 05, 2009
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New York - A leading rights group has released a series of blueprints laying out detailed, multi-phased strategies for how the Obama administration should act to repair America's international...
January 05, 2009
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Statement of Elisa Massimino We welcome the news that President-elect Obama has reportedly selected Leon Panetta, someone who recognizes that "torture is illegal, immoral, dangerous and...
December 29, 2008
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NEW YORK, December 29, 2008 -The verdict expected on December 31, 2008, in the trial of a senior intelligence official charged with the murder of the Indonesian human rights lawyer Munir is an...

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