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August 28, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
Associate, Government Advocacy
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In 2013, the arrival of openly gay U.S. Ambassador James Brewster in the Dominican Republic stirred passionate debate in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. When Human Rights First traveled to...
August 27, 2015
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By Christina Miliou Refugees are pouring into Europe at historic records, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East. But their struggles don’t end when they reach Europe; besides the difficult...
August 26, 2015
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The Obama Administration is gearing up to release its long-awaited plan for closing Guantanamo—a plan that likely involves moving some detainees to a federal or military prison within the United...
August 25, 2015
Communications Assistant/Writer
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We all have a different conception of what human rights mean in our own lives. Taken together, these perspectives weave together to create a vivid picture of human rights throughout the world. That’s...
August 24, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News Family Detention Federal Judge Dolly Gee ruled late on Friday that the Obama Administration must release children from family detention centers “without unnecessary delay” and that they...
August 21, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
From New York to Pakistan, people are uniting to combat modern day slavery. Most recently: the popular photoblog Humans of New York raised awareness of enslaved Pakistani laborers—...
August 21, 2015
By Solveig Haugen, The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought...
August 20, 2015
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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Call featuring:  Olga Byrne, Senior Associate, Human Rights First Daniela, asylum seeker from Latin America formerly detained at Berks with her child Dr. Benard Dreyer, President-Elect...
August 20, 2015
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
Last week as part of the Freedom Project, CNN published a piece on the use of technology in combating modern-day slavery. The article profiles innovative partnerships forged between Polaris, the non-...
August 19, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Next week will mark a year since U.S. ally United Arab Emirates (UAE) arrested two U.S. citizens - Kamal Ahmed al Darat, age 58, and his...



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