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August 01, 2016 Top News Immigration Detention This Wednesday, August 3rd the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and Human Rights First will host a breakfast discussion on the...
July 25, 2016 Top News Immigration Detention Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the increase in asylum seekers held in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the failure of the...
March 14, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to reject legislation that would severely hamper the United States’ ability to provide safety for those fleeing violence and...
March 03, 2016 By Adelma Jakupovic The Periodic Review Board (PRB)—a key component of President Obama’s plan to close Gitmo—held another hearing on Tuesday morning. Its purpose was to determine whether Suhayl...
February 22, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Tomorrow is the statutory deadline for the Obama Administration to give Congress its plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 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...
December 11, 2015 On Monday, December 7, in an amicus brief coordinated by Human Rights First and filed by Morrison & Foerster LLP, 14 retired generals and admirals of the United States Armed Forces argued that...

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Factsheet | August 16, 2016
Myth: Terrorists have traditionally been tried in military commissions. Fact: Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11....
Factsheet | April 11, 2016
Download Federal civilian criminal courts have convicted more than 500 individuals on terrorism-related charges since 9/11. Military commissions have convicted only eight. Federal court...
Infographic | March 30, 2016
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Factsheet | March 10, 2016
Federal court convictions of individuals charged with terrorism offenses since 9/11: 533 Number of district courts where terrorism-related convictions have been secured: 60 Number of states...