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January 30, 2013
Washington, DC – Tomorrow the Senate Armed Services Committee questions Senator Chuck Hagel about his qualifications to be President Obama’s Secretary of Defense. Human Rights First urges...
January 18, 2013
Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
January 04, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First calls on President Obama and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Acting Director Mike Morell to work with the Senate intelligence committee (SSCI) to declassify...
May 05, 2011
“Torture Did Not Lead the U.S. to bin Laden, It Almost Certainly Prolonged the Hunt.” New York, NY — Nine leading interrogators and intelligence officials, who issued a joint statement today...
August 27, 2007
“The resignation of Alberto Gonzales offers President Bush the opportunity to name a new attorney general who will unequivocally reject the use of torture and safeguard the values for which this...

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Testimony | October 01, 2014
October 1, 2014 We understand that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) will soon release portions of its study on the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) rendition, detention, and...
Testimony | September 22, 2014
Keynote Address to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Warsaw, Poland by Elisa Massimino, President and CEO, Human Rights First. Dated September 22, 2014. Good...
Transcription | August 11, 2014
Below is a shortened transcript of the August 5 media telebriefing featuring retired Generals Joseph Hoar and Paul Eaton, former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, and Human Rights First’s...
Opinions | August 06, 2014
An opinion piece by Antonio M. Taguba ALEXANDRIA, Va. — THE Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release key sections of its report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s detention and...