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February 02, 2014 Washington, D.C. – The Working Group on Egypt today sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to suspend aid to Egypt until it makes strides in its transition to...
November 19, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First praises the Senate’s bipartisan effort to pave the way to closing Guantanamo during today’s debate on the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)....
November 13, 2013 Washington, D.C. – As the Senate takes up the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week, 38 of the nation’s most respected retired generals and admirals are urging members...
October 11, 2013 Nairobi – This week in Nairobi, Human Rights First’s Tad Stahnke, Senegalese General Lamine Cisse (Ret.) and Canadian General Rayment Henault (Ret.) urged law enforcement and intelligence officials...
September 09, 2013 With Syria’s refugee crisis hitting the 2 million mark, the world’s attention has been focused this week on the plight of men, women and children who are forced to flee their countries in search of...
August 29, 2013 As Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano prepares to leave her position next month, numerous faith-based and human rights organizations are calling on her to finally...
July 24, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify before Congress today and detail a plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. Massimino’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-...