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March 16, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged President Obama to take steps to increase the transparency of the targeted killing program. The call came in a letter from Human Rights First President...
March 14, 2016 Top News Targeted Killing Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active...
March 07, 2016 Amidst the United States’ continued efforts to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) is the latest member of Congress to propose an authorization for the...
March 07, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed an announcement from the Obama Administration today that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes...
February 23, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s release of the Pentagon's plan to close Guantanamo represents a positive step forward in efforts to shutter the facility before the end of the...
February 16, 2016 This is a cross post from The Huffington Post. When the Guantanamo military commission opened this morning in the 9/11 case, the first hearing in the case since October, it quickly became...
February 11, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post. Under Secretary of State Sarah Sewall deserves praise for her speech in Cairo on February 10, where she simply told the truth about...

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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
Recently, there have been renewed calls for Congress to pass an Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and several members of...

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