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July 24, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify before Congress today and detail a plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. Massimino’s...
July 23, 2013
Washington, DC – On the eve of a Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing about the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 26...
July 05, 2013
Washington, DC –Five former agents who have worked in or with the FBI are urging members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to fully vet James Comey’s views on detention and interrogation of terrorism...
June 26, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today, as it marks International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Human Rights First calls for the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s (SSCI) report on the...
June 12, 2013
By Latonia Haney Keith & Steven Schulman As S. 744, the Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill, hits the floor for debate today,  lawyers around the country have engaged in...
June 06, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As the full Senate prepares to debate immigration reform, the Association of Pro Bono Counsel (APBCo) is urging senators to pass legislation that contains provisions designed to...
April 30, 2013
By Glenn Carle Former Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, National Intelligence Council Author, The Interrogator The argument about whether torture works is still...

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Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Senator: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Representative: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo...
Letter | May 01, 2014
May 1, 2014 President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear President Obama: We appreciate your commitment to declassify the Senate...
Transcription | April 01, 2014
Featuring: Former General Counsel of the Navy Alberto Mora, Former Senior Intelligence Officer with U.S. Air Force Col. Steve Kleinmen, and Human Rights First’s Senior Counsel for Defense &...