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July 12, 2006
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"Human Rights First welcomes the long overdue announcement by the administration that it will adhere to the minimal standards of Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. But in the words of...
July 11, 2006
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NEW YORK – The Pentagon pledged on Tuesday to treat detainees in U.S. military custody in accordance with the minimum standards of the Geneva Conventions, as required by the Supreme Court in Hamdan v...
July 10, 2006
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As Congress begins hearings this week on the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision striking down military commissions, Human Rights First urges Congress to follow the court-martial system...
July 05, 2006
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MOSCOW – When G8 leaders meet later this month in St. Petersburg, Russia, they should speak out against the erosion of human rights protections in Russia. That is the message that came out of a...
June 29, 2006
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In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the President lacked the authority to establish the military commissions and that the commissions violated American military law and the...
June 27, 2006
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New York – On July 15, the Group of Eight (G8) leaders will gather in a Russia that is very different than the one they envisioned in 2002 when they invited it to hold the presidency. Russia is now a...
June 20, 2006
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Dear Colleagues, Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. The United Nations has designated this day to express solidarity and support for refugees all over the globe. Here in the United States,...
June 20, 2006
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HRF Joins International Coalition to Improve Treatment of Refugees June 20, 2006 – World Refugee Day is an opportunity to recognize the contributions of refugees and to underscore the importance of...
June 16, 2006
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NEW YORK – When the Darfur Peace Agreement was signed on May 5, 2006, it set out a series of milestones and deadlines to guarantee implementation of the ceasefire and establish peace. Today marks the...
June 13, 2006
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Human Rights First condemns the use of force by police to break up a peaceful demonstration of women in Tehran on June 12, 2006. A coalition of hundreds of women and men gathered peacefully in a...



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