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August 07, 2009
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Recent developments signal that real reform of the immigration detention system may finally be on the horizon. Yesterday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its plan to overhaul the...
August 06, 2009
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From John Brennan's speech today at CSIS:At the same time, I have seen—we all have seen—how our fight against terrorists sometimes led us to stray from our ideals as a nation. Tactics such as...
August 06, 2009
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Washington, DC Human Rights First welcomed today
August 03, 2009
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Some positive news in detention reform today:In an effort to protect U.S. citizens and green card holders from being mistakenly detained and deported, today Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Edward...
August 03, 2009
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Washington, DC As news reports reveal that dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainee cases have been referred to federal prosecutors throughout the East coast, Human Rights First Chief Executive Officer...
July 28, 2009
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(Guatemala, July 28, 2009) Human Rights First, in conjunction with the organizations comprising the Convergencia por los Derechos Humanos, has concluded an observatory mission to Guatemala on the...
July 28, 2009
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(Guatemala, 28 de julio, 2009) Human Rights First, en coordinaci
July 24, 2009
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Iran continues to detain human rights defenders in the wave of repression that has followed the disputed June 12 presidential election. On Friday, July 17, Shadi Sadr, a prominent lawyer and...
July 24, 2009
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Washington, DC Just one day after it released a report finding that U.S. federal courts are the best venue for handling complex terrorism cases, Human Rights First is urging the House Armed Services...
July 23, 2009
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Some interesting things worthy of your browser's attention:A study shows that US courts convict 91% in terrorism trials. Moreover, the trials did not leak national secrets or endanger surrounding...

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