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May 13, 2015
National security experts and U.S. officials have long stated that the Guantanamo Bay detention center acts as a powerful propaganda symbol in terrorist groups’ recruiting materials. According to...
February 04, 2015
The prison at Guantanamo Bay, which now holds 122 detainees, is vastly more expensive to operate than the equivalent federal prisons. Indeed, it’s come to be called “the most expensive prison on...
December 02, 2014
From December 5-7, 2014 a senior delegation from the United States will participate in the tenth annual Manama Security Dialogue. The Manama Dialogue is a high profile multilateral security...
October 04, 2013
With President Obama canceling his Indonesia trip due to the government shutdown, it now falls to Secretary of State John Kerry to lead the American delegation's visit to this...
March 31, 2013
Immigration bill has potential to improve efficiency of asylum and immigration system, protect persecuted refugees. Download
June 30, 2011
Mass atrocities are organized crimes. Those who commit genocide and crimes against humanity depend on third parties for the goods and services—money, matériel, political support, and a...
December 31, 2010
Accountability and Oversight of U.S. Private Security and Other Contractors Download
November 08, 2010
As part of the commemorations of the 60th Anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, Human Rights First encourages the U.S. government to pledge the following ...
July 31, 2010
The U.S. detention system for asylum seekers lacks necessary safeguards, including access to prompt court review, to prevent detention from being arbitrary within the meaning of Article 9 of the...
May 09, 2010
Brief of Amici Curiae international human rights organizations and eperts in support of petition for writ of certiorari. Download