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March 06, 2007
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President Bush’s trip to Latin America is a unique opportunity to urge Latin American governments to support and protect human rights defenders, Human Rights First, a New York-based human rights...
March 01, 2007
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Iraqi Refugees Face Hurdles in Search for Refuge Public attention continues to focus on the plight of refugees who have fled Iraq and those who remain in danger within the country. Two million...
February 27, 2007
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On Feb. 27, evidence supporting charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in Darfur was submitted to the International Criminal Court (ICC) by Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo. The...
February 21, 2007
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In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC ruled that the Military Commissions Act of 2006 strips Guantanamo detainees of the right to challenge their detention in U.S federal...
February 15, 2007
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A representative of Human Rights First, a New York-based advocacy organization, met with Colombia’s Vice President yesterday to express the group’s concern that President Alvaro Uribe’s public...
February 08, 2007
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Washington -- The bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued a “report card” Feb. 7 giving the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an “F” grade for its failure to...
February 01, 2007
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Commission Issues "Report Card" on Asylum Reforms On February 8, 2007, the bipartisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued a "report card" documenting the response of the...
January 29, 2007
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Human Rights First mourns the passing of Rev. Robert Drinan, a former member of our Board of Directors and a giant in the world of human rights. Father Drinan combined a passionate commitment to...
January 29, 2007
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Instead of bringing criminal charges, military commanders chose to reprimand two Special Forces soldiers accused of involvement in the torture and death of Afghan detainees at an army firebase in...
January 23, 2007
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NEW YORK -- In a decision with ominous implications for independent human rights organizations in Russia, the Federal Supreme Court of Russia today denied an appeal of a judicial order to close the...

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