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September 28, 2006
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Human Rights First today denounced the Military Commissions Act of 2006, passed yesterday by the House and today by the Senate. By passing this law, Congress has set the United States at odds with...
September 27, 2006
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NEW YORK -- After a week of speeches by heads of State at the General Assembly of the United Nations, only one third of the one hundred and forty-eight speakers mentioned the situation in Darfur....
September 26, 2006
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Human Rights First released a new report today documenting the impact of sweeping immigration law definitions on refugees who seek asylum from political and religious persecution. The law bars...
September 26, 2006
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Human Rights First opposes the latest version of the Military Commissions Act introduced in both houses of Congress last night. The legislation includes language that raises significant new...
September 22, 2006
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Human Rights First today expressed serious concerns about the administration’s public statements following the deal struck yesterday with the Senate leadership. “In the last 24 hours, the...
September 21, 2006
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Today’s agreement on detainee treatment between the White House and Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and John Warner denied the Administration the authority to redefine the Geneva Convention...
September 21, 2006
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Washington, DC – September 21 — In a letter to Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee released publicly today, 49 retired military leaders urged Congress to reject a provision of the...
September 20, 2006
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New York - On the night of September 19, tanks entered the streets of Bangkok and a group calling itself the Democratic Reform Council announced the suspension of the constitution, parliament, senate...
September 19, 2006
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New York, NY – “Human Rights First welcomes President Bush’s attention to Darfur in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly earlier today,” said Maureen Byrnes, Executive Director of Human...
September 15, 2006
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Application of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions What the President said:“Common Article 3 says that…there will be no outrages upon human dignity. [I]t's very vague. What does that mean,...

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