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February 10, 2015
Yesterday Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First President and CEO, spoke to the American Bar Association (ABA) during its midyear meeting. She laid out the case for American leadership on human rights...
January 29, 2015
Washington, DC – Today, 42 retired flag and general officers urged Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) to press...
January 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees out of the detention facility, bringing the prison's population down to 122.  While the...
January 14, 2015
A new bill introduced by Senate Republicans poses unnecessary restrictions on detainee transfers from the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Periodic Review Boards and Guantanamo Detainee...
January 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said today that a proposed bill restricting the transfer of Guantanamo detainees out of the prison would be a major step backward for the United States and...
January 05, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed proposed legislation that would prevent the future use of torture or cruel treatment by the CIA or any other branch of the U.S....
December 05, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed statements from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest reiterating President Obama's support for the Senate intelligence committee's CIA torture...

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Letter | February 11, 2015
February 5, 2015 Representative Vicky Hartzler United States House of Representatives 2235 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515 Representative Jackie...
Transcription | 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 | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Senator: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo detainees...
Letter | May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014   Dear Representative: As retired Flag and General Officers, we believe it is imperative for Congress to remove the remaining restrictions on the transfer of Guantanamo...