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June 26, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged senators to oppose the nomination of Steven Bradbury to serve as general counsel in the Department of Transportation as a result of his pivotal role in...
June 22, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports this morning of the use of torture in secret detention facilities in Yemen operated by Yemeni and United Arab Emirates forces, and potential U.S....
June 08, 2017 If those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, what happens to those who willfully ignore history and make every attempt to cover it up?  Last Friday, reports...
June 05, 2017 Top Items Trump Administration Asks the Supreme Court to Reinstate Refugee Ban On Thursday the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to review the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals'...
June 02, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that the Trump Administration has begun to return copies of the Senate intelligence committee’s report...
March 23, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino will urge senators to review the record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominee for...
March 20, 2017 Top Items Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings Confirmation hearings begin today in the Senate for Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to fill the seat of the late Justice Antonin...

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| August 09, 2017
July 31, 2017 Dear Senator,  We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals. Our collective professional...
Factsheet | August 09, 2017
Mr. Bradbury’s most prominent and consequential work was to justify unlawful torture and detainee abuse. Mr. Bradbury was acting head of the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel from...
Letter | June 26, 2017
Download PDF Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members: On behalf of the undersigned groups, we urge you to oppose the inclusion of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) proposal to alter the Freedom of...
Letter | June 22, 2017
  We write to express our serious concerns regarding the nomination of Steven G. Bradbury for general counsel of the Department of Transportation (DOT). Mr. Bradbury’s role in justifying...