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December 09, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed release of the executive summary of a landmark Senate intelligence committee report on the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation...
December 08, 2014
Top News CIA Torture Report This week, the Senate intelligence committee is expected to release key sections of its report documenting the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. The committee’s 6,000...
December 03, 2014
Top News ISIS Overnight, the United States and members of its coalition to defeat ISIS led an air assault that included as many as 30 airstrikes against key targets in and around northeastern...
November 24, 2014
Top News Defense Secretary Hagel Resigns Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will resign today. According to a senior defense source quoted by the Associated Press, Secretary Hagel and President...
November 18, 2014
Last Wednesday a U.S. delegation testified before the Committee Against Torture on compliance with the U.N. treaty. In 2005, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez argued that the treaty did not...
November 12, 2014
Top News TORTURE This week, the United States will appear before the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva to describe its efforts to fulfill America’s obligation to comply with...
November 12, 2014
Geneva – Human Rights First welcomes the U.S. government’s efforts to clarify the scope of the application of the Convention Against Torture.  Today in Geneva, the Committee Against Torture...

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Factsheet | April 24, 2015
“The Dark Science of Interrogation” Bloomberg Business by Drake Bennett, 12 Feb 2015 The interrogation techniques being taught and used today (including coercive methods) have never been...
Opinions | February 18, 2015
This is an excerpt from The Salt Lake Tribune Read more This Thursday at 12:15 p.m., in Room 106 at the University of Utah Law School, Judge Jay Bybee of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will...
Opinions | February 15, 2015
This is an excerpt from Bloomberg Read more In August 2003, six months after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and four months into the bloody insurgency that followed, Steve Kleinman, an Air Force...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...