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December 06, 2016
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By Dora Illei and Zahava Moerdler In this four-part blog series, Human Rights First is examining the crimes and trial of the National Socialist Underground (NSU), a neo-Nazi terrorist cell whose...
December 05, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Just days before the nation celebrated Thanksgiving, an AP photographer snapped a picture of Kris Kobach’s proposed Homeland Security...
December 05, 2016
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This blog is cross-posted from Huffington Post. Among the many questions Donald Trump will have to consider when he takes office in January is whether to keep trying to prosecute the five...
December 02, 2016
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
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After the United States presidential election I found myself in despair. I knew that my country was in store for more threats to NGOs, journalists, and minority communities than we have faced in...
December 01, 2016
Assistant, Human Trafficking
One challenge to dismantling trafficking networks is that most people don’t recognize a trafficking victim when they see one. That’s why law makers, advocates, and police are raising awareness among...
November 30, 2016
Equal Justice Works Fellow
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As media outlets continue to cover the increase in Central Americans seeking protection at the U.S. southern border, some are citing statistics that do not present a full picture of their appearance...
November 29, 2016
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By Elizabeth Topolosky For most Americans, the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are out-of-sight, out-of-mind. But the troubled system grinds on. On November 14th, I traveled with...
November 29, 2016
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By Kevin Meister Last week President-elect Donald Trump met with retired Marine Corps General James Mattis to discuss his possible appointment as Secretary of Defense. Their...
November 28, 2016
Top Items Veterans Storming Capitol Hill  This week members of Veterans for American Ideals will convene in Washington, D.C. to call on members of Congress to save the Special Immigrant...
November 23, 2016
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This week, Human Rights First joined nearly 200 other human rights, civil liberties, education, social justice, and inter-faith organizations in urging the Obama Administration to take...



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