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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.



October 26, 2012
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012 [HOLD FOR IMAGE GALLERY WITH invitation image and other dinner images] Master of Ceremonies: Meredith Vieira, Special Correspondent for NBC News Distinguished...
October 12, 2012
Key Documents: Arizona Detention Dialogue – Key Takeaways Immigration Detention in Arizona [FACT SHEET] Program: pdf Welcome Remarks Evelyn Cruz, Arizona State University...
September 24, 2012
Key Documents California Immigration Detention Dialogue – Key Takeaways» Immigration Detention in California [FACT SHEET]» Program: (pdf) Welcome and Setting the Stage...
September 12, 2012
Key Documents “If We Can Do It in Texas…” Immigration Detention in Texas [FACT SHEET] Program: (pdf) Welcome and Setting the Stage Dean Robert Hutchings, Lyndon B....
October 26, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 [HOLD FOR PHOTO GALLERY] Host Brian Williams, Anchor and Managing Editor, NBC Nightly News Special Guests Academy Award-winning Philip Seymour Hoffman, The...


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. ...