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February 08, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First condemned a draft executive order released today by The New York Times that would continue to hold individuals at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, a move...
January 25, 2017
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the President Trump may sign executive orders impacting the United States’ torture, rendition, and detention programs, Human Rights First has issued...
January 23, 2017
Last Thursday on WBEZ Chicago’s Worldview, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino joined the program to discuss President Obama’s legacy on human rights. Broaching topics such...
January 23, 2017
Today is the first full business day of the Trump Administration. The new president has promised to swiftly fulfill some of his campaign promises, including actions...
January 12, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised statements made by cabinet nominees during confirmation hearings this week rejecting the use of torture, and reiterates its call for President-elect...
January 09, 2017
Confirmation hearings will begin in the Senate this week for several nominees for key cabinet positions in the new administration including Senator Jeff Sessions...
December 19, 2016
Statement of Principles
As 2016 draws to a close and the next administration readies to take office, Human Rights First and a coalition of 20 of the nation’s largest human rights and...