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January 18, 2013 Washington, DC –Human Rights First is urging President Obama to actively engage U.S. leadership on a number of fundamental human rights issues during his second term. The organization is calling...
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...

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Issue Brief | January 04, 2019
Introduction As the armed conflict with various organized terrorist groups stretches into its sixteenth year, the United States continues to wrestle with the most effective way to handle captured...
Letter | November 30, 2018
  Dear Senators: We are a group of non-governmental organizations that advocate for human rights, civil rights, and government accountability. We are writing to share our serious...
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...

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