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April 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. signing of the United Nations Convention Against Torture, a landmark treaty that affirmed torture is antithetical to American...
April 04, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Recent reports have indicated that an unnamed CIA official who was heavily involved in the post-9/11 CIA torture program is being considered for director of the national...
March 07, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. intelligence...
February 26, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. national security policies that protect...
February 21, 2013
Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today urged the filmmakers, actors and engineers behind the Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty...
February 15, 2013
Washington, DC – Twenty-eight of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals today sent a letter to President Obama urging him to publicly support declassification of the...
February 11, 2013
Washington, DC – As President Obama prepares to deliver the State of the Union address, Human Rights First urges him to recommit to the promise of equality and fundamental rights he articulated...

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Impact Study | January 16, 2015
In 2004, we assembled a groundbreaking coalition of retired military generals and admirals who know firsthand that American ideals are a national security asset. They worked with Senator McCain...
Factsheet | December 23, 2014
What’s new in the report? Didn’t we know about torture already? The report contains a lot of new and worrying information. The CIA program included the use of horrific...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from Politico Read more It’s official: torture doesn’t work. Waterboarding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of 9/11, did not in fact “produce the intelligence that...
Opinions | December 18, 2014
This is an excerpt from USA Today Read more Shortly after 9/11, the U.S. government made the fateful choice to use torture, which officials called "enhanced interrogation." As retired four...