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June 27, 2014

The current surge of migrants crossing the southern U.S. border reflects a sharp increase in the number of unaccompanied minors, children crossing with one or both parents, and adults seeking asylum who are detained in “expedited removal” processing. The overwhelming majority of these people are from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, with many fleeing rising violence and instability in their home countries. Please join Human Rights First a for a discussion with leading experts about the current state of the influx at the border, analysis of current proposals in response, and recommendations for more effective policies.

May 22, 2014

A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond.

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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.

 

 

June 24, 2014
IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD REFUGEE DAY HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL RECEPTION The contributions of volunteer lawyers are fundamental to the pro bono work of Human Rights...
May 22, 2014
A year later, there are calls to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, as well as calls to extend its reach to Benghazi, Boko Haram, and beyond. While there has been a quickening...
May 21, 2014
Join Human Rights First for a reception marking the International Day Against Homophobia. The criminalization of homosexuality in Jamaica dates back to the 1864 Offences Against the Person Act,...
May 07, 2014
Since late 2010, more than a dozen nations have experienced popular uprisings that have collectively been called the Arab Spring. Protests, buoyed by predominantly young participants and social-media...
May 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As the United States grapples with its role in preventing mass atrocities around the world including the current crisis in Syria, Human Rights First invites you to a panel...

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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
International Legal Director
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
International Legal Director
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. ...