Grantee profile

Human Rights First

Human Rights First is a New York and Washington DC-based advocacy organisation that seeks to promote adherence to human rights standards and the rule of law in US domestic and foreign policy and protect fundamental freedoms abroad in areas where US influence can best be leveraged. One of its areas of focus is the protection of human rights in the context of national security and counterterrorism measures in the US and internationally. SRT’s grant supports the development of a coalition of international retired military leaders who use their experience and influence to advocate globally against the use of torture and ill-treatment, with a focus on countries where the coalition can have the greatest impact.