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January 17, 2013 As President Obama begins his second term, he has the opportunity to define his legacy on human rights. We’ll be listening to hear whether he highlights key human rights challenges in next week’s...
January 09, 2013 In 2009 Human Rights First brought together a group of distinguished guests and experts as part of a discussion onthe human rights and national security challenges faced during the...
August 21, 2012 This blog was originally posted on Huffington Post.  Starting tomorrow, almost 11 years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, the U.S. military commissions at Guantanamo Bay ...
June 11, 2012 Most international attention on the Bahrain crackdown on human rights has focused on a relatively small number of cases – the prominent dissidents jailed for long terms, those tortured to death in...
May 02, 2012   Get the real facts on torture at RealBookonTorture.org In his new book Hard Measures, former Director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service Jose Rodriguez claims to set...
April 28, 2012 Opinion piece by Mark Fallon in the Huffington Post Every interrogation starts with analysis. That is, getting to know the detainee, researching their background, exploring their relationships...
April 27, 2012 This is a cross-post by Barry Eisler in the Huffington Post When I wrote my eighth thriller, Inside Out, in 2009, the villains were a group of CIA and other government officials who colluded...

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Factsheet | May 24, 2018
On May 17, 2018, the Senate voted to confirm Gina Haspel as director of the CIA. She was confirmed by a vote of 54-45—the lowest number of affirmative votes for any CIA director in history. Haspel...
Letter | May 08, 2018
Download Dear Senator: Even in times of crisis, the United States prides itself on remaining committed to American values and universal ideals. This means that our leaders and government...
Letter | April 23, 2018
Dear Senator: As retired general and flag officers of the United States military, we write to express our profound concern about the nomination of Gina Haspel to be Director of the Central...
Letter | March 16, 2018
Dear Senator,  We write to express our grave concerns regarding the nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and to ask that you not advance her...

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