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April 06, 2016 Last Friday, the new State Department Legal Adviser, Brian Egan, gave a speech on “International Law, Legal Diplomacy, and the Counter-ISIL Campaign” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of...
March 16, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged President Obama to take steps to increase the transparency of the targeted killing program. The call came in a letter from Human Rights First President...
March 08, 2016 U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen has been well-documented. As the conflict rages on, the civilian death toll continues to rise, and effective accountability measures for violations of...
March 07, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed an announcement from the Obama Administration today that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes...
November 25, 2014 Washington, D.C.– As President Obama chooses a nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Human Rights First urges him to select a candidate who can oversee the completion of...
September 23, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to use his appearances at the United Nations to call for a global response to extremism and terrorism that recognizes human...
June 23, 2014 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today noted that the redacted 2010 Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo detailing the rationale behind the targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American...

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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...
Factsheet | July 14, 2016
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Factsheet | July 14, 2016
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