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Organizers/sponsors: Gulf Center for Human Rights, Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, Human Rights W

December 09, 2014
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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...
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...
June 27, 2014
This August, President Obama will host 47 African heads of state at the first ever U.S. Africa Leaders Summit. Join us as we bring together eight prominent African human rights defenders to share...

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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. ...