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March 11, 2010
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As the debate continues around federal courts or military commissions for 9/11 terrorist suspects, it’s worth listening to those who lost family members in the attack. Kristen Breitweiser, who lost...
March 11, 2010
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Washington, D.C. The State Department's annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2009, released today, comes at a time when human rights activists around the world are looking to the...
March 10, 2010
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Two experienced Guantanamo lawyers, Darrel Vandeveld and Joshua Dratel, explain why military commissions are a bad idea and how using federal courts is being tough on terror, in Salon today.The...
March 10, 2010
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Senior Associate, Andrew Hudson, addressed the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 11, 2010 urging it to better protect human rights defenders at risk around the world. He also urged the...
March 10, 2010
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Washington, DC Thirty years after the Refugee Act of 1980 became law, Human Rights First and Georgetown University Law Center will co-host a March 16 symposium marking this important anniversary...
March 10, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First is praising a new legislative effort to strengthen the U.S. asylum system by eliminating the one-year filing deadline for asylum applications. The Restoring...
March 09, 2010
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A New York Times article today cites many national security officials from the Bush Administration who want to keep the option of using federal courts for terrorism trials.Juan C. Zarate, deputy...
March 08, 2010
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On Friday March 5, 2010, after reports that President Obama might change course and use military commissions, rather than federal courts, to prosecute the 9/11 defendants - a big mistake - HRF...
March 08, 2010
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The tide is turning on Liz Cheney and her fearmongering. This weekend there was a flood of criticism, from Republicans and Democrats alike, about her ad calling Department of Justice lawyers the "Al...
March 08, 2010
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Geneva Freedom House and Human Rights First delegates who are in Geneva for the 13th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations today issued a Plan of Action developed by their...

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