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June 20, 2017 Washington, D.C.—As Congress reviews authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) at a hearing today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Human Rights First urged legislators to only...
June 16, 2017 By Scott Johnston After 9/11, Congress passed an authorization for use of military force, known as an “AUMF.” This AUMF gave the executive branch the authority to use force...
June 08, 2017 Beirut, Lebanon – Human Rights First today, along with Airwars, Amnesty International, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), Human Rights Watch, the International Network on Explosive...
May 25, 2017 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the proposal from Senators Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that is tailored to current...
April 13, 2017 The suicide bombings of Palm Sunday services in two Coptic churches in Egypt, which killed at least 45 people and wounded scores more, are another terrible reminder of the persistent terrorist...
April 10, 2017 Top Items United States Responds with Force to Crisis in Syria Following U.S. missile strikes against a Syrian airfield on Thursday evening, many questions remain about President Trump's...
April 04, 2017 As expected, President Trump offered no public criticism of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s human rights record during their meeting at the White House today. White House spokesperson Sean...

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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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