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January 12, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised statements made by cabinet nominees during confirmation hearings this week rejecting the use of torture, and reiterates its call for President-elect...
January 11, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Following yesterday's Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), nominee for Attorney General, Human Rights First said that it will hold...
January 10, 2017 In 2005, then-U.S. Army Captain Ian Fishback wrote a letter to Senator John McCain (R-AZ), expressing his concern over the detainee abuse he and troops under his command had witnessed in Iraq and...
January 09, 2017 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Senate to question cabinet nominees on their commitment to fundamental principles of human rights during confirmation hearings taking place this...
January 09, 2017 Top Items Confirmation Hearings Confirmation hearings will begin in the Senate this week for several nominees for key cabinet positions in the new administration including Senator Jeff Sessions...
December 19, 2016 TOP ITEMS Statement of Principles As 2016 draws to a close and the next administration readies to take office, Human Rights First and a coalition of 20 of the nation’s largest human rights and...
December 13, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to archive the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. This move ensures...

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Impact Study | May 08, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “bring back waterboarding, and a hell of a lot worse.” That was a red line for us.   Immediately after the election, we mobilized our...
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...