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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 21, 2010
Wednesday, October 21, 2010 [HOLD FOR IMAGE GALLERY] Honoring: Ugandan LGBTI human rights defender Julius Kaggwa and Roma human rights activist Viktória Mohácsi Special Guest: ...
October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 [HOLD FOR IMAGE GALLERY] Honoring: Brazilian human rights defender Sandra Carvalho and Colombian human rights defender Principe Gabriel González Saluting: Michael...
October 23, 2008
Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 [HOLD FOR IMAGE GALLERY] SALUTING Long-time Partner and Human Rights Activist Senator Edward M. Kennedy AND HONORING The Next Generation of Human Rights...
October 15, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007 [Hold for banner image] Dinner Host: Meredith Vieira 2007 Award Honoree: Fariba Davoodi Mohajer Distinguished Guests: General Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (ret...
October 15, 2006
Honoring Damas de Blanco from Cuba and Munir and Suciwati from Indonesia Special Guests: Meredith Vieira, Sigourney Weaver, and Alberto J. Mora Dinner Chairs Lewis B. Kaden, Vice Chairman...


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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. ...