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Human Rights Groups Applaud Legislation Reaffirming U.S. Prohibition on Torture

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again. Seven human rights and civil liberties organizations, including the ACLU, the Center for Victims of Torture, The Constitution Project, […]

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Human Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject the National Security Waiver of the ‘Coup Clause’

The Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), along with 24 human rights organizations, urged Congress to reject a provision in a spending bill that would all but allow the Department of State to continue U.S. aid to a country where there’s been a coup. The so-called “national security” exemption would all but gut current law, which […]

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The Truth About Torture

Human Rights First makes a strong case for declassifying the executive summary of the long awaited Senate report on the history of CIA torture after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Take a look at and share its ads in the Washington Post. We can’t afford to let the CIA bury the truth or quash the report.

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