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December 02, 2014 Washington, D.C. – In response to reports that President Obama has selected Ashton Carter as his nominee for Secretary of Defense, Human Rights First urges the new secretary to prioritize closing the...
November 20, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees to Europe, bringing the prison’s population down to 143.  The transfer constitutes significant...
November 18, 2014 Last Wednesday a U.S. delegation testified before the Committee Against Torture on compliance with the U.N. treaty. In 2005, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez argued that the treaty did not...
October 27, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Retired Generals Joseph P. Hoar and Charles C. Krulak today sent a letter to President Obama urging his administration to unconditionally oppose torture at the U.N. Committee on...
October 01, 2014 Washington, D.C. – Seventeen of the nation's most respected interrogation and intelligence professionals today released a statement expressing their opposition to torture, arguing that the practice...
August 18, 2014 Top News FAMILIES AT THE BORDER Human Rights First last week visited the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to investigate the challenges these...
August 07, 2014 By Maddy Tennis This week, Human Rights First hosted a press call with five military and interrogation experts to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the post 9/11 CIA detention...

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October 10, 2016
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Vets for American Ideals, in partnership with No One Left Behind and MilVets of Columbia University, will host a screening of the award-winning documentary Salam Neighbor to raise awareness of the millions of men, women, and children forced to flee their homes due to conflict.

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Factsheet | June 22, 2020
Download and Read the Factsheet National Security Figures Oppose Commemorating Confederacy on Military Facilities Support Among Former National Security Officials and Retired Military Leaders...
Letter | June 10, 2020
DOWNLOAD LETTER We the undersigned state the following: President Trump has threatened to deploy active-duty military to try to quell the nationwide unrest sparked by the police’s killing of...
Factsheet | June 09, 2020
Letter From 38 Retired Admirals and Generals Opposing Military Deployments to Counter Protests 89 former Defense officials: The military must never be used to violate constitutional rights...
Factsheet | May 23, 2019
General Martin Dempsey USA (Ret.): “Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US servicemembers accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the...