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May 23, 2006
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"Lots of people in the world care if waterboarding happened at Guantanamo. Why should this court martial care?" So asked the presiding Judge, Lieutenant Colonel Paul H. McConnell, of Harvey Volzer...
May 23, 2006
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The Jury of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA) announced today in Atlanta that the 2006 laureates are Akbar Ganji, Iran, and Arnold Tsunga, Zimbabwe. Akbar Ganji is an...
May 19, 2006
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Human Rights First welcomes the publication of a report by the Committee Against Torture on the United States' compliance with the Convention Against Torture.   The UN Committee expressed...
May 17, 2006
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Earlier this week President Bush outlined his plan for enhanced border control and immigration reform. Missing from the President’s speech – and from much of the congressional debate on...
May 09, 2006
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NEW YORK – One year ago, on May 13, 2005, Uzbek security forces murdered hundreds of unarmed, civilian protestors gathered in a town square in Andizhan, Uzbekistan.  The government of Uzbekistan...
May 08, 2006
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(New York, May 5, 2006) – In the final day of its appearance before the UN Committee against Torture, the United States Government failed to provide a concrete plan for preventing all U.S. officials...
May 05, 2006
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New York – Human Rights First welcomes the announcement by the African Union that the government of Sudan and a leading Darfur rebel group have accepted the terms of a proposed Darfur Peace Agreement...
May 05, 2006
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(New York, May 5, 2006) – The United States’ opening presentation before the U.N. Committee against Torture failed to make clear the United States’ commitment to fully implement the McCain ban on...
May 03, 2006
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Gabor Rona, International Legal Director for Human Rights First, is in Geneva observing the United States’ presentations to the Committee and will also brief the Committee on several issues of...
May 03, 2006
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WHAT: Human Rights First’s international legal director, Gabor Rona, will be reporting from Geneva this week as the United States testifies before the Committee Against Torture, a body of...

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