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March 17, 2010
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Five years ago a human rights lawyer named Somchai Neelaphaijit was forced into a car in Bangkok. He was never seen again, and no-one has been held accountable for disappearance. A new government...
March 17, 2010
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By Elisa MassiminoPresident and CEOThis week marks the 30th anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980, a landmark piece of legislation that changed the U.S. approach to refugee protection by creating...
March 17, 2010
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Thirty years after the signing of the landmark Refugee Act of 1980, Senators introduced the Refugee Protection Act of 2010 (S. 3113), legislation repairing many of the most severe problems in...
March 17, 2010
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Cross-posted on the Huffington Post. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Koh has promised to produce the Obama administration's legal justification for its increased use of drone strikes to kill...
March 16, 2010
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Human Rights First gathered policymakers and experts in refugee and asylum law on March 16, 2010 for a full-day symposium at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. The symposium...
March 16, 2010
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By Julia Fromholz & Ann-Louise Colgan*This week’s arrival of a new National Security Council Director for War Crimes, Atrocities and Genocide Prevention marks an important step in enhancing the...
March 16, 2010
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Yesterday a bill was introduced in the Senate that would strengthen America's commitment to providing safe haven to refugees fleeing persecution. It would repair many of the most severe problems in...
March 16, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today unveiled a series of key policy reform recommendations designed to renew America's commitment to the protection of refugees. These recommended reforms,...
March 15, 2010
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Cross-posted on The Huffington Post Given Senator Lindsey Graham’s military background, one would think he would push hard for the trial and conviction of all terrorists. After all, U.S. federal...
March 15, 2010
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Washington, DC Human Rights First today praised Senators Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT) and Carl Levin (D-MI) for their introduction of the Refugee Protection Act of 2010, legislation designed to...

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