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August 22, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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While tragic geopolitical events unfold in the Middle East, new reports on the treatment of LGBT people in the region are further cause for distress. A 24-year-old man was sentenced to three years...
August 22, 2014
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By Dawes Cooke The ALS ice bucket challenge has gone viral. Participants have the option of donating money to help fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease or dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads before...
August 21, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Wishful thinking does not make for sound public policy. But the U.S. government so desperately wants to believe that new Egyptian President Sisi is on the path to democracy that it keeps telling...
August 20, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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International law bans the use of tear gas in warfare, but it’s legal as a form of crowd control. Oppressive regimes use it to quell political dissent in places like Bahrain and Egypt. But images...
August 19, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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At least five Honduran children, recently deported by the United States, have been murdered since February. This sad fact underscores that many of the unaccompanied child immigrants and families have...
August 18, 2014
Top News FAMILIES AT THE BORDER Human Rights First last week visited the Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, to investigate the challenges these...
August 15, 2014
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
A public awareness campaign addressing the scourge of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children has been unveiled in San Diego. Nine billboards across San Diego County will feature...
August 14, 2014
Communications Assistant/Writer
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Today Human Rights First released an extensive report on the rise of far-right hate parties in Hungary and Greece, “We’re Not Nazis, but… The Rise of Hate Parties in Hungary and Greece and Why...
August 14, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Human rights defenders aren’t always easy company. It’s their job to be stubborn and sure of themselves, so they’re often intense, sometimes abrasive...
August 13, 2014
Senior Counsel, National Security
This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. After unexpectedly deciding to split the 9/11 case into two trials last month, a military commission judge reversed himself and decided on...

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