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March 13, 2017 TOP ITEMS President’s Budget Request President Trump is expected to submit his budget request to Congress on Thursday. The administration has indicated that the new budget will include drastic...
February 28, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today welcomed U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley’s support for the U.N. secretary-general’s...
February 17, 2017 In these first few weeks of the Trump Administration, the president’s often-harmful words have rightfully gotten a lot of attention. But his silences are no less telling. President Trump uses his...
February 14, 2017 Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that President Trump is considering whether to send an alleged al Qaeda member to the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights First today urged the...
February 09, 2017 This is crossposted from The Huffington Post. The Trump White House is reportedly considering designating the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, or "FTO."  The factual...
February 03, 2017 This is crossposted from The Huffington Post. Proposals from the Trump administration to change the countering violent extremism (CVE) program started under President Obama to a one focused solely...
December 07, 2016 This blog is cross-posted from Huffington Post. It’s no secret that the Guantanamo Bay detention center is a huge government money-suck. It costs more than $7.5 million to house each of the 59...

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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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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...
Issue Brief | January 04, 2019
Introduction As the armed conflict with various organized terrorist groups stretches into its sixteenth year, the United States continues to wrestle with the most effective way to handle captured...
Testimony | May 15, 2018
Thank you, Chairman Corker and Ranking Member Menendez, for the invitation to be here today to discuss Senate Joint Resolution 59. After nearly 17 years of war, it is appropriate for Congress to...
Issue Brief | May 15, 2018
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 occurred on...

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