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January 03, 2013
Director, Law and Security
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is disappointed that the President has signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the 2013 Fiscal Year.  The NDAA contains...
June 21, 2012
President and Chief Executive Officer
Elisa Massimino spoke at The Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable Series at the Council of Foreign Relations on the topic of Tackling Atrocity Enablers. This roundtable series examines “the...
May 01, 2012
The torture debate is heating up once again with the release of Hard Measures, a book by former Director of the CIA Clandestine Service Jose Rodriguez. Rodriguez claims in his book that torture saved...
April 29, 2012
The torture debate heating up once again with the release of Jose Rodriguez's book, who claims that torture saved American lives and led to bin Laden. Human Rights First’s Melina Milazzo, advocacy...
April 15, 2012
Vice President, Research & Analysis
Tad Stahnke, director of Policy and Programs, joined a panel of Islamic experts at the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Los Angeles to address the reality of religious minorities in Muslim-...
March 23, 2012
Human Rights First’s Joelle Fiss, senior associate for the Fighting Discrimination Program, spoke at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva praising the member states of the United Nations Human...
March 23, 2012
Annie Sovcik, senior counsel for Human Rights First’s Refugee Protection Program, joined immigration experts, judges, practitioners, academics, and former detainees at Rutgers University in New...
March 10, 2012
Senior Counsel, National Security
Daphne Eviatar, senior counsel to Human Rights First's Law and Security Program, spoke to CBS news about the decision of the United States to give the government of Afghanistan control of the more...
March 07, 2012
International Legal Director
Human Rights First’s International Legal Director Gabor Rona joined Philip Gourevitch of The New Yorker among others in a panel event at the American Red Cross in New York entitled, Can the Geneva...
February 29, 2012
President and Chief Executive Officer
Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino joined Paul Hoffman, counsel for plaintiffs in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, at Georgetown University Law Center to discuss the implications of...

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