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January 22, 2016
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Washington, D.C.—To mark the seventh anniversary of the executive order to close Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First calls on President Obama to release a plan to Congress that details steps his...
January 21, 2016
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praises the transfer of two detainees, Tariq el Sawah and Abdelaziz al Swidi, from Guantanamo Bay, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
January 21, 2016
New York City—Human Rights First called on the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to hold a hearing to address the ongoing violations of the human rights of children and families...
January 20, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the Senate for voting against a motion to proceed on the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (H.R. 4038), a bill that would...
January 19, 2016
Legal Director
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Senate to reject the American Security Against Foreign Enemies Act (H.R. 4038), a bill that would immediately shut down the...
January 14, 2016
Director, Human Rights Promotion
New York City - Human Rights First welcomes the United Nations Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, and calls on the U.S. government to embrace a comprehensive countering violent extremism (...

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