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June 11, 2013 Lost in the weekend’s flood of NSA whistleblower news was an important piece by Doyle McManus in the Los Angeles Times titled “Why won’t the Pentagon tell us who our enemies are?” It’s a good...
May 23, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed President Obama’s pledge to pursue an exit strategy from the current armed conflict, to take concrete steps to close...
May 16, 2013 Washington, DC – Senators, military leaders and administration officials today voiced deep skepticism about calls for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force, concerns shared by Human...
May 14, 2013 When talking about the future of counterterrorism and war, four letters seem to be on everyone’s lips in Washington these days: AUMF. Last week, Politico reported that legislators have been...
April 25, 2013 Washington, DC — Human Rights First today praised Senator Feinstein’s letter to National Security Advisor Tom Donilon calling for the transfer of cleared Guantanamo detainees. The organization notes...
March 25, 2013 This is a cross post from Huffington Post Once again, this time timed with Secretary of State John Kerry's unannounced visit, the United States has officially handed over the keys to the Bagram...
January 25, 2013 This is a crosspost from Huffington Post Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators have asked the government to preserve the notorious “black sites” where U.S. agents tortured detainees...

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Infographic | June 08, 2017
There are now just 41 detainees at Guantanamo, each imprisoned at the extraordinary cost of $10 million per year. Five detainees, however, have been cleared for transfer by all relevant government...
Amicus Brief | June 01, 2017
The executive branch is attempting to use a military commission, rather than the readily available federal courts, to try Petitioner for involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000 and...
Transcript | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Letter | June 12, 2013
A coalition of retired admirals and generals uges Congress to support Rep. Adam Smith’s and Rep. Chris Gibson’s amendment #13 to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1960)....

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