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November 19, 2014 As Congress and the White House prepare to discuss a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) for the fight against ISIS, Jack Goldsmith, Ryan Goodman, and Steve Vladeck came together...
November 10, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Eight of the nation’s most respected national security lawyers today signed on to a statement of principles designed to guide congressional authorization in the continued fight...
November 06, 2014 Washington, D.C.​ – As President Obama and congressional leaders prepare to meet at the White House on Friday, Human Rights First urges them to prioritize narrowly-defining the legal authorities...
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...

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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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