Statement for the Record: War in Syria Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis
Statement for the Record: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing on “War in Syria: Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis.”
May 17, 2016
We are pleased to submit this statement on behalf of Human Rights First. Human Rights First works in the United States and abroad to promote a secure and humane world by advancing justice, human dignity, and respect for the rule of law. Human Rights First is an independent advocacy organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We are a non- profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization with offices in New York City, Washington D.C., and Houston, Texas.
For over 30 years, we’ve built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activist and lawyers to tackle issues that demand American leadership, including refugee protection and the advancement of civil society. American leadership is needed now more than ever. Effectively addressing the war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis will require the kind of strong global leadership that the United States is has a long history of providing.