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Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that its board of directors has chosen Michael Breen as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Breen, who...
February 29, 2012
Washington, D.C. -- Human Rights First welcomes President Obama's Policy Directive implementing certain detention provisions of the 2012 defense bill signed into law on New Year’s Eve.  The directive...
February 28, 2012
New York City - Human Rights First welcomes the release of revised detention standards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to ICE...
February 27, 2012
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine whether the United States truly supports the principles of international law for human rights...
February 27, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, the 20 Bahrain medics who were detained, tortured and sentenced to long terms in prison after an unfair military court trial again had their appeal hearing postponed, this...
February 24, 2012
Washington, DC –The Obama administration has indicated that it will move forward with a military commissions trial for Ali Mussa Daqduq, a move Human Rights First notes is an unnecessary and risky...
February 23, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the just-released White House Consumer Data Privacy framework as a welcome step toward requiring companies to protect user privacy online. “The...
February 22, 2012
Only Seventh Detainee In 10 Years To Be Convicted After Plea Deal Today, Federal Courts Continue To Outpace Tribunals in Resolving Terrorism Cases Washington, DC -- Today, following news that high-...
February 22, 2012
Washington, DC -- Human Rights First cautions that Department of Defense General Counsel Jeh Johnson’s remarks on the U.S. government’s counterterrorism authorities raise more questions than they...
February 21, 2012
Washington, DC – Following a New York Times report that the Russian arms dealer Rosoboronexport’s has no intention of cutting off its sales to Syria, Human Rights First today renewed its call for the...
February 17, 2012
Washington, DC – On Sunday, Feb. 19, Mahdi Abu Deeb and Jaleela Al Salman - President and Vice President of the Bahrain Teachers' Association – will appeal their military court convictions for...

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