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May 19, 2021 WASHINGTON -- Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation to create a bipartisan, independent, 9/11-style commission to examine the events surrounding the Capitol insurrection on January...
January 08, 2021 Washington – Human Rights First today urges immediate action to bring those responsible for the assault on our nation’s Capitol to justice.  “In a country where the rule of law is sacrosanct...
September 11, 2019 Washington, D.C.—Today Human Rights First issued the following statement marking the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, that resulted in the deaths of nearly three...
August 05, 2019 By Julia McKay Last month, I traveled as an NGO observer to the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to watch the 37th pretrial hearing in United States vs. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, et al—the...
August 01, 2019 By Julia McKay This past Tuesday, the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for detainee Mohammed Abdul Malik Bajabu, a 45-year-old Kenyan citizen held there for more than twelve...
July 01, 2019 This post was originally published on the American Constitution Society Expert Forum. Amid escalating tensions with Iran in June, President Trump told the press that...
May 21, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that President Trump is preparing Memorial Day pardons for servicemembers accused or convicted of war crimes, General Charles C. Krulak, former commandant of...

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October 10, 2016

The Permanent Missions of France, Iraq, and the United States Have the honor to invite you to a briefing

Featuring remarks by Iraqi, Yazidi Activists

Ameena Saeed Hasan and Khaleel Aldakhi

Recipients of the 2016 Human Rights First Award

Ms. Hasan and Mr. Aldakhi work courageously in northern Iraq to free Yazidi women and girls from Da’esh captivity and to provide support to survivors of enslavement and abuse.

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| September 10, 2019
Download Dear Chairmen and Ranking Members: We, the undersigned, are a diverse group of organizations with a range of missions and perspectives from across the ideological spectrum. As you work...
Factsheet | July 03, 2019
Download Within days of the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against those who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that...
Letter | July 03, 2019
Dear Chairman Engel and Ranking Member McCaul:  We, the undersigned, are a diverse group of organizations with a range of missions and perspectives from across the ideological spectrum. We...
Letter | May 02, 2019
Download Dear Messrs. Chairmen and Ranking Members: We, the undersigned human rights, civil liberties, transparency, and faith-based organizations, write to urge you to strengthen oversight,...

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