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July 21, 2015
By Olivia Huzenis Vatican City—Today, the Vatican is hosting a conference uniting mayors from around the world to address issues of modern slavery, climate change, and sustainable development that...
July 20, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News KENYA President Obama will travel to Kenya this week to discuss economic development and entrepreneurism. Human Rights First urges President Obama to also use the trip to address pressing...
July 16, 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 to...
July 16, 2015
By Radha Desai Human trafficking and human smuggling are two issues that, despite their stark differences, are often conflated in academia, media, and most harmfully, law enforcement. The...
July 16, 2015
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Theo Salem-Mackall How LGBT individuals are treated by society at large can be a direct result of Church positions on homosexuality and the family. All too often, homophobic stances by clergy have...
July 16, 2015
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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As the plight of asylum-seeking mothers and children languishing in U.S. immigration detention comes to light, advocates and government officials are taking a closer look at the use of bond—a payment...
July 15, 2015
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By Katherine Ryan This week The New York Times released “The Worst Atrocity You’ve Never Heard Of,” a video about the Sudanese government’s bombing of its own citizens, the Nuba people. The...
July 15, 2015
The Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened yesterday morning for a hearing on the transfer status of Salman Yahya Hassan Mohammed Rabei’i, a Yemeni detainee accused of membership in al Qaeda...
July 14, 2015
Associate, Government Advocacy
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Center for Transatlantic Relations will host a screening of The Abominable Crime, a film about homophobia in Jamaica, on July 15th. Register for the event here. In 2006, Time ...
July 14, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross-posted from The Huffington Post: The Bahraini authorities have started to play a bizarrely macabre version of the Hokey Pokey (itself a peculiar song and dance dating back...

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