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February 05, 2010
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In the New Yorker this week, Jane Mayer analyzes the politics - and the tension - behind the debate on the Administration's decision to try the perpetrators of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in federal...
February 05, 2010
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By Neil HicksCrossposted from JuristThe leaders of the Islamic Republic know well the value of violence and brutality as political control mechanisms. In recent months, the authorities have unleashed...
February 05, 2010
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Washington, DC This week, the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court reversed a March 2009 decision of the Pre-Trial Chamber not to issue a warrant of arrest for Sudanese President Omar...
February 04, 2010
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Today Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin took a first step to help LGBT individuals fleeing violence or persecution in Iraq, Iran, and other countries. In a letter to...
February 04, 2010
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New York City Human Rights First today mourns the loss of Bob Joffe, longtime member of Human Rights First's Board of Directors whose distinguished legal career was guided by a deep commitment to...
February 03, 2010
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By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law & SecurityCross-posted at Huffington Post.In reporting recently that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underwear bomber, was actually providing...
February 02, 2010
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Washington, DC Responding to today's announcement that Senator Lindsey Graham plans to introduce legislation that would block funding for civilian trials for five accused 9/11 terrorists currently...
February 02, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today praised the introduction of legislation authored to clarify and expand the jurisdiction of U.S. courts over serious crimes committed by private contractors...
February 01, 2010
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By Gabor RonaInternational Legal DirectorAndy McCarthy is playing 3 Card Monte, and not very well, at that. His thesis appears to be that the highly respected Human Rights First report, In Pursuit of...
February 01, 2010
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By Daphne Eviatar, Senior Associate, Law and SecurityCross-posted at The Seminal.In a letter to the New York Times published on Saturday, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) recommends that the...

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