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Featured | November 14, 2014

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

February 12, 2014
Human Rights First  invites you to join the family of Northern Ireland human rights lawyer Pat Finucane on the 25th anniversary of his murder to discuss the campaign for a public inquiry...
January 29, 2014
Join the live stream here Wednesday, January 29th at 7pm. Grammy award-winning Esperanza Spalding and Human Rights First bring you the first LIVE online broadcast of Spotlight on Guantanamo,...
January 16, 2014
A Discussion with Leading Experts Congress appropriates over $2 billion annually to operate an immigration detention system of jails and jail-like facilities that detains around 400,000...
December 26, 2013
Co-Sponsored By  STIMSON   Where Cannon HOB 210 (Capitol South Metro Station)   Friday, November 15 10:00am – 11:15am   Featuring Rep. James McGovern (D-MA)...
December 13, 2013
Members of the House LGBT Equality Caucus and Human Rights First will hold a December 13 Congressional briefing hosted by Congressman David Cicilline to discuss the current situation for the LGBT...

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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. ...