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Featured Press Release | December 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a set of recommendations for Congress and the Obama Administration to codify the U.S. government’s opposition to torture. The recommendations,...
December 18, 2014
New York City - As today marks International Migrants Day, Human Rights First urges the U.S. government to protect the human rights of migrants by working to reform policies and practices...
December 15, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the national security waiver attached to  Egyptian aid provisions for FY 2015 in the new omnibus spending package is a setback for the...
December 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomed the Senate’s confirmation of Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. Rabbi Saperstein was nominated...
December 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the appointment of Richard Verma as U.S. ambassador to India. Verma, who has served on the board of directors at Human Rights First since 2011,...
December 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, in response to CIA Director John Brennan’s press conference on the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the post-9/11 CIA torture program, former CIA interrogator Glenn...
December 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s adoption of an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) for war against the Islamic State of Iraq and...
December 11, 2014
Washington, D.C. - As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee considers congressional action for force against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Human Rights First urges members of...
December 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today issued a new blueprint titled, “How to Prevent Egypt Slipping into a Deepening Crisis,” detailing how the U.S. government should use its influence,...
December 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed release of the executive summary of a landmark Senate intelligence committee report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation...
December 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s news that Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al Khawaja has been sentenced to 16 months in prison in addition to last week’s three-year sentence, Human...

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