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September 16, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges members of Congress to use this week’s series of hearings on the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to explore how the threat...
The Hill | September 10, 2014
September 04, 2014 This week, the U.S. launched air strikes against al Qaeda’s Somali affiliate, al Shabaab, apparently aiming to kill the group’s leader, Ahmed Abdi Godane. For the second time in two weeks, the...
July 16, 2014 By John Rodriguez As the crisis in Iraq continues, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has shown a disregard for human rights when dealing with the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and...
July 15, 2014 The swift advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and their self-proclaimed caliphate, under the name the “Islamic State,” has led to the deployment of additional U.S. advisors and...
July 14, 2014 Following the recent advance of the insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), some commentators have been critical of the Obama administration’s expressed intention to end the “war”...
July 10, 2014 This is a cross post from Just Security. “Obama’s Blueprint for Fighting Terrorism Collides with Reality in Iraq,” blared the New York Times headline late last week, in a story that set...

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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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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,...
Issue Brief | January 22, 2019
In the fight against terrorism, minimizing and addressing civilian harm resulting from U.S. strikes is one of our most powerful weapons for successfully defeating terrorist organizations. In...

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