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December 18, 2014
Download the Blueprint The United States’ use of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in the so-called ‘enhanced interrogation program’ after the 9/11 terrorist attacks was misguided...
December 17, 2014
150 years following the ratification of the 13th Amendment officially abolishing slavery, the blight of human bondage remains a pervasive threat to liberty and dignity. Globally, estimates indicate...
December 16, 2014
As President Obama said in a 2013 speech at the National Defense University, Guantanamo “has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law.” The detention facility...
December 10, 2014
The United States government is confronted with a series of decisions about how to respond to a deepening political, economic, and human rights crisis in Egypt. Egypt remains important to U.S....
December 08, 2014
The current national security environment prioritizes military responses to terrorist threats, through a legal and policy framework that puts the United States on a perpetual war footing. The...
December 08, 2014
Greece’s Golden Dawn and Hungary’s Jobbik represent the bloody tip of the far-right spear in Europe. In the May elections for the 751- member European Parliament, voters from at least 14 of the...
December 08, 2014
The legacy of slavery in United States history requires that the United States play a leading role in addressing the scourge of modern day slavery. 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the...
December 08, 2014
In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations” thus enacting a federal ban that violates the constitutionally guaranteed rights...
October 16, 2014
Download the Report Introduction This blueprint is based on research conducted in Ukraine by Human Rights First staff, and on discussions with Ukrainian government and civil society...
June 05, 2014
Over the last few years there has been a sharp increase in the number of asylum seekers detained in “expedited removal” along the U.S. southern border who have expressed a fear of return to their...

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