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Testimony | June 12, 2013
In a statement submitted today to both the Senate Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues and the Subcommittee on European...
Video | June 12, 2013
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Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence. Human Rights First is a...
Opinions | June 12, 2013
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Op-ed by C. Dixon Osburn. Though this is an important amendment that deserves careful consideration by the House, it’s not the only option for progress on closing the facility. Rep. Buck McKeon (R...
Letter | June 11, 2013
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Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, urging him to take immediate action to shutter the Guantanamo Bay. McDonough had...
Opinions | June 10, 2013
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Op-ed by Brian Dooley. Though it is perhaps the most high-profile abuse of power against civil society, the NGO case is only part of Egypt’s attack on human rights and democracy activists. It’s a...
Video | June 10, 2013
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Two years after the Egyptian revolution, the Egyptian government is circulating draft proposals for a new NGO law that would suppress the fundamental freedoms necessary for the functioning of a...
Letter | June 06, 2013
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Twenty Members of Congress are urging Bahrain’s King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa to reconsider his decision to postpone indefinitely the visit of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez...
Opinions | June 06, 2013
Op-ed by  Brigadier General David R. Irvine, USA (Ret.) The Convention Against Torture, which President Reagan signed 25 years ago, states “[n]o exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether...