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November 02, 2015
Researcher & Advocate, Ford Fellow
Two U.N. human rights committees recently raised concerns with Greece about bias-motivated violence in general and the Golden Dawn trial in particular. The Obama Administration should use this as an...
October 30, 2015
Associate, National Security
Today, Human Rights First signed on to a letter with over a dozen other human rights and civil liberties organizations urging members of the House of Representatives to vote “No” to override the...
October 30, 2015
Associate, Human Trafficking & LGBT Rights​
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This week, Seventeen months after suffering a vicious attack outside of a popular nightclub in Minsk, Belarus, Mikhail Pishcheuski passed away. Pishcheuski, a prominent member of...
October 30, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his...
October 29, 2015
By Katie Masi 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 to...
October 29, 2015
Senior Counsel, National Security
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This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. After more than a week of confusion at the Guantanamo military commissions over the representation of Walid bin Attash, one of the five accused...
October 28, 2015
By Megdi Abebe The Hill listed Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino as one of the top lobbyists of 2015, using the term broadly to indicate influence. The publication recognized...
October 28, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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FIFA Presidential hopeful Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of the Bahrain ruling family has failed to adequately answer questions about his part in the violent crackdown against pro-democracy...
October 27, 2015
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced this week that the police force would stop arresting minors for prostitution-related crimes, joining a growing list of U.S. cities and states that...
October 27, 2015
Associate Attorney, National Security
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Pretrial hearings in the military commission case against the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have been dragging on at Guantanamo Bay since May 2012. Yesterday I was at the U.S. Army...

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