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July 07, 2009
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New York City Hundreds of guests will gather at Gracie Mansion tomorrow to celebrate the achievements of volunteer attorneys who serve refugees seeking asylum in the United States. The attorneys are...
July 07, 2009
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Washington, DC - Human Rights First today urged Congress to abandon the use of military commissions to prosecute suspected terrorists, warning that the system is at odds with the Constitution,...
July 06, 2009
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To read more updates on human rights defenders and how you can help - sign up for our news!Some success this weekend on an outstanding defender alert!Last month we sent an alert on behalf of Muktar...
July 01, 2009
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Human Rights First CEO Elisa Massimino is attending the Ideas Festival in Aspen. Her big idea, as presented in an article in the Atlantic, is:America's "new" policy on rules of war and treatment of...
June 30, 2009
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President Obama and Colombian President Uribe had their first official meeting yesterday, and, all in all, it was promising.Thank you to those who participated in our campaign last week to urge...
June 29, 2009
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Check out Senior Associate Andrew Hudson's opinion piece that ran in Saturday's Boston Globe. It discusses outstanding human rights concerns in Colombia, pointing out what issues President Obama...
June 26, 2009
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Listen to Ari Shapiro's piece on NPR on preventive detention, including comments from Elisa Massimino.
June 26, 2009
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Colombian President Alvaro Uribe
June 25, 2009
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  Washington, DC Passage and enactment of the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act (S. 909) will strengthen protections against violent hate crime in the United States, said Human Rights...

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