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The U.S. government should square the drone program with respect for human rights.

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June 01, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on General H.R. McMaster, national security advisor to President Donald Trump, to strengthen, not weaken, existing standards for the use of force in...
April 13, 2017 New York City—Following this week's release of a four-page declassified analysis of the recent chemical attack in Syria, Human Rights First called on the Trump Administration to...
December 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed President Obama’s speech on his administration’s approach to counterterrorism, noting that the policies outlined protect the United States’ national...
December 05, 2016 Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration's release of a presidential report and memorandum—and related policy documents—on the legal and policy...
October 11, 2016 Top Items United Nations Last week the U.N. Security Council voted to elect former prime minister of Portugal António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. Guterres...
October 06, 2016 Washington, D.C.—In a letter sent today Human Rights First, along with 11 human rights, civil liberties, and faith organizations, urged President Obama to take steps to implement an executive order...
August 07, 2016 Washington, DC – Human Rights First is calling yesterday’s release of the Obama Administration’s official policy document governing approval procedures for counterterrorism strikes – including by...

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Letter | June 01, 2017
Download June 1, 2017   Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Jr., USA Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C...
Issue Brief | February 06, 2017
In the fight against terrorism, minimizing and addressing civilian harm resulting from U.S. strikes is one of our most powerful weapons for successfully defeating terrorist organizations. In...
Factsheet | September 01, 2016
THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION has repeatedly committed to increased transparency and accountability, including with respect to national security, counterterrorism, and military operations. The...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
What’s in the New Executive Order on Civilian Casualties? On July 1, 2016 President Obama released a new Executive Order titled United States Policy on Pre- and Post- Strike Measures to Address...

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