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September 13, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the Trump Administration to use the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act to levy targeted sanctions against individuals...
August 11, 2017   Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded a bipartisan congressional request for review of sanctions designations against 20 individuals...
August 02, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded President Trump’s signing of bipartisan legislation codifying, strengthening, and expanding sanctions against Russia for...
July 25, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda's statement that he intends to veto two pieces of legislation that would bring Poland's judiciary under the...
June 06, 2017 London—Human Rights First today released a new report on the intimidation of lawyers in Northern Ireland working on the so-called legacy cases related to the Northern Ireland...
June 01, 2017 Washington, D.C.—On behalf of 12 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces, Human Rights First yesterday filed an amicus brief, with the pro bono assistance...
May 22, 2017 Top Items   Ambassador Haley Travels to Jordan and Turkey U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is currently on a trip to Jordan and Turkey learning about the...

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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...
Impact Study | May 08, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “bring back waterboarding, and a hell of a lot worse.” That was a red line for us.   Immediately after the election, we mobilized our...
Amicus Brief | February 24, 2016
Brief for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (“AACAP”) and the National Association of Social Workers (“NASW”) SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Immigration detention poses a severe...
Amicus Brief | December 18, 2015
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE Amici curiae are retired generals and admirals of the U.S. Armed Forces who spent their careers in the...

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