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Targeted Killing

The U.S. government should square the drone program with respect for human rights.

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June 01, 2020 Americans of all colors, creeds, and political persuasions are justifiably outraged by the senseless killings by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Sean Reed, and so many others.   The...
January 07, 2020 WASHINGTON - In the wake of a strike killing Qasem Soleimani, an Iranian general responsible for killing civilians and numerous other crimes, Human Rights First expressed serious...
May 02, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to yesterday’s submission by the Department of Defense of its annual report on civilian casualties, Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion released the following statement...
March 06, 2019 Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump's revocation of an important reporting requirement on lethal strikes today, Human Right First's Rita Siemion issued the following statement:...
August 13, 2018 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded two new measures in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act that will enhance national security by strengthening...
May 16, 2018 Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Human Rights First’s Rita Siemion urged senators to only enact a new authorization for use of military...
May 02, 2018 Washington D.C.—Today Human Rights First expressed disappointment with the Trump Administration for failing to meet its deadline for submission of two reports on civilian casualties, both of which...

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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,...
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...
Letter | March 08, 2018
  We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, are deeply concerned about the reported changes to the United States’ policy on the use of lethal force overseas, including through armed...
Letter | March 07, 2018
President Donald Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: I write to urge you to provide Congress and the American people with as much...

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