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August 07, 2016 Washington, DC – Human Rights First is calling yesterday’s release of the Obama Administration’s official policy document governing approval procedures for counterterrorism strikes – including by...
July 08, 2016 By Molly Wooldridge Last Friday the Obama Administration released its estimate of how many people it has killed in airstrikes outside of Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria since President Obama took...
July 01, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the Obama Administration’s forthcoming release of the estimated number of combatants and noncombatants killed in airstrikes outside...
June 27, 2016 TOP ITEMS Bahrain Wednesday, June 29 marks the one-year anniversary of the State Department’s decision to resume security assistance to Bahrain and remove ...
June 06, 2016 Top Items Human Trafficking This week Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the United States. In advance of the visit, Human Rights First is urging the...
April 25, 2016 Top News Obama in Germany President Obama is in Berlin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime...
April 12, 2016 Last Thursday President Obama spoke at the University of Chicago Law School about the Supreme Court and the challenges he is facing in the nomination process. Law students covered many issues in...

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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...
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...
Factsheet | October 30, 2017
Download The recent deaths of 4 U.S. service members in Niger have prompted members of Congress to give renewed attention to the scope of war authorities that govern U.S. counterterrorism military...

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