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July 06, 2016
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
The 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which the State Department released on June 30, documents a significant increase in both the number of human trafficking prosecutions and the number of...
July 06, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post Here it comes. A Bahrain court will decide on Monday July 11 whether its largest opposition group should be formally dissolved a month after it...
July 05, 2016
Vice President, Communications
TOP ITEMS Bahrain This week President Obama travels to Poland, where he and other world leaders will attend the July 8-9 NATO summit. Human Rights First is pressing President Obama to use the...
July 01, 2016
Ford Fellow, Pillar Project
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As the Washington Times recently reported, the United States reached the 5,000 arrivals mark for Syrian refugees resettled to the United States in fiscal year 2016. The administration’s pace of...
July 01, 2016
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By Elise Adams On Wednesday morning New York City council members joined together at City Hall and called for federal action to support Syrian refugees and people who are displaced by the...
June 30, 2016
Associate, National Security
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This morning the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board (PRB) convened to consider the case of Hail Aziz Ahmed al-Maythali, a 39-year-old Yemeni who has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay since...
June 30, 2016
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By Leah Schulz Last week the State Department released its long overdue assessment of Bahrain’s implementation of the recommendations laid out in the 2011 Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry...
June 29, 2016
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By Elise Adams Ten athletes from South Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of Congo will go to Rio this summer to compete as the first ever Olympic Refugee Team. All of the...
June 29, 2016
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By Molly Wooldridge Yesterday the Guantanamo Periodic Review Board convened to hear the case of Musab Umar Ali Al-Mudwani, a thirty-six year-old Yemeni national who has been detained at Guantanamo...
June 29, 2016
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By Haley Agront In 2015 65.3 million people were displaced in what United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has called "the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time."  Just...

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