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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 
January 31, 2010
Key Issues and Recommendations for Consideration during the Universal Periodic Review during the Universal Periodic Review February 2010  Download
August 31, 2009
Human Rights First, along with other groups, submitted an amicus brief in support of a petition for certiorari in a case involving federal court jurisdiction to review decisions relating to the one-...
October 31, 2007
U.S. Supreme Court: Human Rights First and leading legal scholars have submitted an amicus brief in a case involving the “particularly serious crime” bar that is currently pending before the U.S....
December 31, 2006
Fifth Circuit: Human Rights First, along with Human Rights Watch, the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program and the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program’s International Human...
July 31, 2006
Board of Immigration Appeals: Human Rights First filed an amicus brief addressing whether an asylum seeker who was kidnapped by a terrorist organization and forced to pay the organization money for...
May 31, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court: Human Rights First filed an amicus brief in the case of Lopez v. Gonzales. This brief highlights the fact that the government’s position in the case would have been inconsistent...
February 28, 2006
Ninth Circuit: Human Rights First, along with Jubilee Campaign USA, the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and Public Counsel filed an amicus brief...

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