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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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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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Letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger State Capitol Building Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Arnold: We are writing to urge your support for AB 1017, which requires law enforcement agencies in California to report statistics regarding rape kits-including the number…
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Preserve social services for domestic violence survivors

June 19, 2009 Oregon State Legislature 900 Court St. NE Salem, OR 97301   Dear Senators and Representatives, Understanding that you are in the midst of difficult deliberations over Oregon's budget for the 2009-2011 biennium, we write to…
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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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Previous Information Released on the Canadian Transferred to Syria Fails to Address Concerns about Legality of Procedures

Human Rights Watch joins partner organizations in writing to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and the Office of the Inspector General regarding the case of Maher Arar, the Canadian transferred from New York to Syria where he was reportedly…