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July 03, 2014
On June 30th, 2013 the Russian discriminatory anti-"propaganda" law went into effect, amidst widespread international condemnation. In the year since the Russian government enacted the vaguely worded...
July 03, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove In May the International Labor Organization reported the profits of human slavery to be roughly $150 billion, with $99 billion from commercial sexual exploitation, $34...
July 02, 2014
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By John Rodriguez Over the last several weeks there have been alarming reports of increased human rights abuses in Iraq.  One of the most dramatic incidents was the claim that the Islamic...
July 02, 2014
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
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Human Rights First knows all too well the importance of an immigration and asylum system with sufficient staff, training, and time to ensure that those detained by border authorities have an...
July 02, 2014
By Gabriella Rufo As part of its anti-trafficking campaign seeking to disrupt the slavery exploitation network, Human Rights First is calling for accountability and justice for individuals who...
June 27, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Kyiv, Ukraine – Today the new President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the European Union cooperation agreement that late last year sparked the protests that ended the pro-Russian government of...
June 27, 2014
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By John Rodriguez This week, the Stimson Center  released an important report on drone policy.  The report is a product of the Stimson Center’s Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy, which...
June 26, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove Today marks the 16th annual International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Established by the United Nations General Assembly, this day serves as a reminder of...
June 24, 2014
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in Cairo following his meetings with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry and Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.   Although bi-...
June 24, 2014
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
In a piece for the NY Times, Benjamin Weiser reported on the prosecution of the leaders of a human trafficking ring operating between Mexico and the United States, who trafficked an estimated...

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