Rights Group Welcomes State Secret Reforms, Says Legislation Still Needed

Washington, DC – Today, the Obama Administration is expected to implement a new policy to rightfully require a higher standard of proof and more extensive internal review before the government asserts the state secrets privilege to protect sensitive national security information. Human Rights First welcomes the expected policy change as an important step forward, and urges Congress to codify reforms in legislation and ensure proper judicial review of executive branch decision-making in this area.


Published on September 23, 2009


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