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November 15, 2013 Dear Senator: The undersigned human rights and civil liberties groups strongly urge you to support the Guantanamo Bay detainee transfer provisions included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal…
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Letter to Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe

Ambassador Eileen C. Donahoe US Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council Route de Pregny 11 1292 Chambésy Geneva, Switzerland   Dear Ambassador Donahoe, I am writing on behalf of Human Rights Watch, a founding member of an international…
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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC, 20500 Re: Concern about hunger strike and stalled efforts to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Dear President Obama…
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Dear President Obama, We write to ask that your administration provide greater clarity about its legal rationale for targeted killings, including the use of Unmanned Combat Aircraft Systems (drones), and the procedural safeguards it is taking to…
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President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Re: Mine Ban Treaty Dear President Obama, We are writing to urge you to review US policy toward banning antipersonnel landmines and to commit the US to joining…
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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton US Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Re: Mine Ban Treaty Dear Secretary Clinton: We are writing to urge the United States to participate in the Second Review Conference of the 1997 Mine Ban…
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As a candidate, Barack Obama signaled his clear intention to break with the Bush administration's abusive counterterrorism policies. Once sworn in as president, Obama immediately issued executive orders that set a course toward reform. Human Rights…
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