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May 15, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today calls on President Obama to veto the Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) if the final bill contains provisions that would increase...
March 06, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Saturday, March 7, marks the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Order governing periodic reviews of Guantanamo detainees. Reviews, which are to determine whether a...
February 12, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. national security policies that protect and...
February 12, 2015 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First is urging members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to reject legislation during today’s markup that would include a blanket ban on transferring detainees...
January 15, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees out of the detention facility, bringing the prison's population down to 122.  While the...
January 13, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said today that a proposed bill restricting the transfer of Guantanamo detainees out of the prison would be a major step backward for the United States and...
January 05, 2015 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed proposed legislation that would prevent the future use of torture or cruel treatment by the CIA or any other branch of the U.S....

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Impact Study | May 08, 2017
Over the last fifteen years, thousands of Afghans—working primarily as interpreters and translators—have provided crucial support to the U.S. military. Because of their affiliation with the United...
Impact Study | May 08, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “bring back waterboarding, and a hell of a lot worse.” That was a red line for us.   Immediately after the election, we mobilized our...
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...
| October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014 The President of the United States  The White House  1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW  Washington, DC 20500  Dear Mr. President, We write to you as co-...