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December 09, 2014

Learn more about the 2014 Summit and view event highlights.

October 22, 2014


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Featured | June 26, 2014

Join Human Rights First, National Black Justice Coalition, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Advocates for Youth as we bring together a team of prominent African defenders who will share their expertise and their vision for an Africa that is open to all.



December 09, 2014
Learn More About the 2014 Human Rights Summit View the Highlights Page
November 14, 2014
Organizers/sponsors: Gulf Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Human Rights Watch, Human Rights First, the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) and...
October 22, 2014
Blog: Party Like it's Human Rights First Make a donation Ryan Boyette When war broke out in 2011 in southern Sudan, the aid organization Ryan Boyette worked for ordered its staff to evacuate...
September 12, 2014
There is a crisis of counsel in California. The state has the largest immigrant population in the country—and the greatest need for more pro bono immigration representation. The problem is getting...
June 27, 2014
Location Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm 2456 Rayburn House Office Building Speakers Eleanor Acer, Director, Refugee Protection, Human Rights First Meredith Linsky, Director, American...


Annual Events

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From the Podium

Whether it's in the media, before Congress, or at special events, experts at Human Rights First make the case that the United States must respect human rights. And we promote the policy solutions that will get the job done. Check out our experts in action.
April 04, 2014
Human Rights First's Gabor Rona spoke at a Harvard Law School Constitution Society luncheon about targeted killing.  Prepared Remarks: TARGETED KILLINGS AND INTERNATIONAL LAW In...
March 03, 2014
On March 28, 2014, Human Rights First's Gabor Rona presented a lecture on the intersections of International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law at The Judge Advocate General’s...
July 07, 2013
President and Chief Executive Officer
Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino testified before Congress on July 24, 2013 and detailed a plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. ...