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July 14, 2017 By Emma Bernstein Today, President Trump attended a Bastille Day celebration in Paris. This year, France’s national holiday also marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Nice...
June 29, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the House Appropriation Committee for adopting an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to repeal the 2001...
June 23, 2017 This week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held its first hearing in over two years on authorizations for the use of military force, or AUMFs. And it’s about time. For a quick explainer on...
June 22, 2017 By Rosalind Faulkner The White House website proclaims that President Trump’s budget “makes national defense a priority by increasing defense spending by $54 billion,” and “puts Americans’ safety...
June 20, 2017 Washington, D.C.—As Congress reviews authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) at a hearing today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Human Rights First urged legislators to only...
June 16, 2017 By Scott Johnston After 9/11, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force, known as an “AUMF.” This AUMF gave the executive branch the authority to use force...
June 08, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon – Human Rights First today, along with Airwars, Amnesty International, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Human Rights Watch, the International Network on Explosive...

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October 10, 2016

The Permanent Missions of France, Iraq, and the United States Have the honor to invite you to a briefing

Featuring remarks by Iraqi, Yazidi Activists

Ameena Saeed Hasan and Khaleel Aldakhi

Recipients of the 2016 Human Rights First Award

Ms. Hasan and Mr. Aldakhi work courageously in northern Iraq to free Yazidi women and girls from Da’esh captivity and to provide support to survivors of enslavement and abuse.

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Factsheet | June 19, 2017
Introduction Within days of the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against those who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks...
Testimony | June 19, 2017
Within days of the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force (“AUMF”) against those who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on...
Letter | June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017   Senator Bob Corker United States Senate 425 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510   Senator Ben Cardin United States Senate 509 Hart...
Factsheet | June 19, 2017
There have been many calls for Congress to pass an AUMF against ISIS, and several members of Congress have released AUMF proposals. To ensure that the United States is empowered to counter the...

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