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Opinions | December 09, 2011
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Op-ed by Brigadier General Stephen N Xenakis, USA (Ret.). In 2004, the news that Americans had committed abuse and mistreatment in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo was shocking. Even more alarming,...
Report | December 04, 2011
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Around the world, refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and others viewed as “foreign” have been the targets of violent attacks. Xenophobic, racist, and other forms of bias-motivated violence have a...
Opinions | November 28, 2011
Op-ed by Major General Paul D. Eaton, USA (Ret.). Recent efforts to militarize our justice system and reimpose the use of torture during interrogation are ill advised. They can only further erode...
Report | November 10, 2011
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Human Rights First submitted a Shadow Report to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in November 2011 for consideration in its summary of stakeholder submissions for Indonesia...
Podcast | October 31, 2011
Subscribe to FirstCast on iTunes and other platforms! In this week's FirstCast, we talk about the controversial National Defense Authorization Act, an annual defense bill  currently...
Opinions | October 26, 2011
Op-ed by Brigadier General David R. Irvine, USA (Ret.). Tucked into the sizable fiscal 2012 defense bill are stealth provisions that, taken together, represent the most radical change of...
Podcast | October 18, 2011
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In this special edition of FirstCast, we feature the voices of two brave women who have been detained the longest in Bahrain in connection to the crackdown of pro-democracy advocates....
Podcast | October 08, 2011
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This week's FirstCast features selective enforcement of Russia's anti-extremist laws. The Russian Federation has experienced a dramatic upsurge in violent hate crimes over the past decade...

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