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August 31, 2012
California immigration detention by the numbers. Download
August 31, 2012
The annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is once again being considered by Congress for the fiscal year (FY) 2013. Last year’s bill, for the fiscal year 2012, contained provisions...
July 31, 2012
Human Rights First welcomes the decision of Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano to exercise the discretionary authority vested in her by Congress in 2005, and again in 2007...
June 12, 2012
U.S. Immigration Detention System Falls Far Short of Human Rights Standards, Should be Reformed On June 21, 2012 the newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants François...
May 31, 2012
Existing sanctions and future steps the U.S. Administration should take. Download
April 30, 2012
On April 23, 2012, President Barack Obama announced the creation of the Atrocities Prevention Board (APB), a high-level, interagency group responsible for developing atrocities prevention and...
February 29, 2012
9,000+  civilian deaths since the start of the uprising in March 2011, though local groups estimate the number to be higher. 1,179  civilians have died in Syria since February 2012...
December 31, 2011
New claims made by former Torturer-in-Chief Jose Rodriguez are meant to excuse the inexcusable: torture is counterproductive, illegal, and should not be tolerated.  Download
December 31, 2011
A company risks enabling mass atrocities when it provides resources, goods, services, or other forms of practical support that help sustain crimes against humanity or genocide. These crimes may...
December 31, 2011
Science shows torture is counterproductive.  Although pain is commonly assumed to facilitate cooperation, scientific research suggests abusive questioning – including sleep deprivation and...