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

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...
March 28, 2014
Right now, there are thousands of immigrants in Louisiana trying to navigate the United States’ complex immigration system. Many of them do not speak English. Some are traumatized. All of them need...
March 19, 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...
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,...

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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. ...