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November 21, 2016
Communications Associate
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Today the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted to uphold the mandate of the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI). The UN Human Rights Council created...
November 21, 2016
Top Items Torture Senator John McCain (R-AZ), while speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum on Saturday, delivered strong remarks against any return to the use of...
November 18, 2016
Assistant, Human Trafficking
The United Kingdom is taking a hard look at its efforts to combat modern slavery. Last month the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland, released his first report on United Kingdom’s...
November 18, 2016
Director, Human Rights Promotion
Early indications suggest that the incoming Trump Administration will shape U.S. policy in the Middle East around closer cooperation with regional authoritarian regimes. This would be in keeping with...
November 17, 2016
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
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By Erika Asgeirsson 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...
November 16, 2016
Advocacy Staff Attorney
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
On Sunday, November 13th Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a resettlement agreement with the United States for some of the refugees in Australia’s off-shore detention centers...
November 16, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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In both Europe and the United States, hate crimes are rising along with the public expressions of hatred fanned by extreme political forces. Immediately following Brexit, which was fueled in part by...
November 15, 2016
By Joe Jenkins Today we are living through one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our time. Over 65 million people are displaced around the world due to conflict, famine, or drought. Of these...
November 15, 2016
Senior Advisor
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: First, Bahraini authorities hit human rights defender Nabeel Rajab with charges for writing an oped in the New York Times, and...
November 14, 2016
Top Items 2016 Election This year’s divisive campaign season was filled with troubling rhetoric and policy proposals that are out of step with the United States’ long history of being a...



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