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July 01, 2015
Director, Human Rights Promotion
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that the 2015 National Military Strategy, released today, should place a greater emphasis on ensuring that U.S. partners in counterterrorism uphold human...
June 29, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the U.S. State Department’s decision to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard. The holds were put...
June 29, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
New York City—Human Rights First welcomes news reports that the Obama Administration plans to fill the long-vacant position of State Department envoy for Guantanamo.  The ...
June 26, 2015
Director, Human Rights Promotion
New York City—Today, in response to terrorist attacks in Kuwait and Tunisia, Human Rights First urged the U.S. government to redouble its efforts to combat terrorism and counter violent extremism...
June 26, 2015
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Washington, D.C.– To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls on members of Congress to protect an historic provision in the National...
June 25, 2015
Vice President, Research & Analysis
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, noting that the widespread violations of human rights...
June 24, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s proposed reforms to the family detention system announced by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson are an important step,...
June 23, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. delegation to this week’s conference on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in Kenya to make human rights concerns central to the delegation’s...