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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...
February 28, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised comments made by Senator Dan Coats, nominee for director of national intelligence, in which he acknowledged the illegality of torture. Senator...
February 09, 2017 Despite so much bad news coming out of Washington, we won a major victory this week: President Trump abandoned his threat to reinstate the torture program.    On the campaign trail...
February 08, 2017 New York City-- Human Rights First today urged the newly confirmed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to enforce and uphold the law as he has pledged to do. The organization said that it will hold...
February 08, 2017 This morning the New York Times released a draft executive order from the Trump Administration that calls for continued use of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The order explicitly...
February 08, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned a draft executive order released today by The New York Times that would continue to hold individuals at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a move...

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Testimony | March 22, 2017
Read Full Testimony Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Members of the Committee: thank you for the invitation to testify as you consider the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the...
Letter | March 10, 2017
March 10, 2017 The Honorable Lori Scialabba Acting Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20529 The Honorable John...
Factsheet | January 26, 2017
President Trump’s Draft Executive Order on Detention and Interrogation On January 25, 2017 The Washington Post publishing a draft executive order (EO) entitled “Detention and Interrogation of...
Letter | January 11, 2017
Download January 6, 2017 Donald J. Trump President-elect of the United States of America Trump Tower 735 5th Avenue New York, NY 10022 Dear President-Elect Trump, We are a group of 176...