On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Press / From The Podium / From the Podium

From the Podium

May 16, 2018
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion urged senators to only enact a new authorization for use of military...
May 15, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to a letter sent by CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel to Senate intelligence committee vice chair Senator Mark Warner, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of the...
May 10, 2018
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Following inconsistencies between public reporting and Gina Haspel’s testimony before the Senate intelligence committee, Human Rights First today called on the Department of Justice...
May 09, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Following Senator McCain’s decision to oppose Gina Haspel for CIA Director, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of the Marine Corps, issued the following statement: “I...
May 09, 2018
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the Senate intelligence committee to reject the nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA director in light of her refusal to acknowledge the...
May 09, 2018
Senior Vice President, Policy
Washington, D.C.—One hundred and fifteen retired and former career and non-career U.S. ambassadors, who served under both Republican and Democratic administrations, today sent a letter...