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November 25, 2015 Washington, D.C. – President Obama today signed into law an updated defense authorization bill that includes a landmark provision reinforcing the United States’ ban on the use of torture. Human...
November 24, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Last week, the House of Representatives passed the American Safe Act, legislation that would effectively shut down the resettlement of refugees from Syria and...
November 10, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Today the Senate passed an updated defense authorization bill following President Obama’s veto last month. Human Rights First praises a landmark provision in the bill that...
November 05, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Today the House of Representatives passed an updated defense authorization bill following President Obama’s veto last month. Human Rights First praises an historic amendment...
October 23, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First today praised the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling that it will reconsider en banc the decision in the case of Jose...
September 29, 2015 New York City – Human Rights First, representing a group of 14 retired generals and admirals, has filed an amicus brief challenging the Eastern District of Virginia Court’s ruling in the case of...
September 24, 2015 The horrific wrongs of Abu Ghraib, a former prison near Baghdad, came to light when shocking photos surfaced in 2003. Four prisoners who were held and tortured there without being charged with a...

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Factsheet | August 30, 2016
Read More and Download Service members of the United States Armed Forces are required to disobey orders that violate the law. As retired Marine Corps General John Allen recently said: “When...
Impact Study | July 15, 2016
We secured a landmark law solidifying the ban on this abhorrent practice More than a decade ago, we began building a coalition of distinguished military leaders to challenge the damaging...
Letter | June 30, 2016
  Download Letter to Republican National Committee Download Letter to Democratic National Committee As retired military leaders of the U.S. Armed Forces, we committed our professional...
Letter | February 17, 2016
September 17, 2015 Dear Presidential Candidate, We are a nonpartisan group of former national security, law enforcement, intelligence, and interrogation professionals who served in the U.S...