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May 31, 2016
By Meghan Hampsey The crime of human trafficking encompasses much more than sex slavery. While efforts to end commercial sex trafficking tend to receive the most media attention, resources,...
May 31, 2016
Top Items Guantanamo   Yesterday at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, proceedings began in a pre-trial hearing for accused 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh...
May 27, 2016
Ford Fellow, Pillar Project
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In response to the Department of State’s Request for Public Comment on its Fiscal Year 2017 refugee resettlement program, Human Rights First has urged the government to resettle 100,000 Syrian...
May 26, 2016
Associate, National Security
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This morning Gitmo detainee Sufiyan Ibu Muhammad Barhumi had his Periodic Review Board (PRB) hearing. The 43-year-old has been held at Guantanamo Bay since June of 2002.  According to Barhumi...
May 26, 2016
By Timothy Meyers Far-right aggression in Germany is on a dramatic rise. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière announced on Monday that 2015 has seen the most crippling spate of politically-...
May 26, 2016
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
Political turbulence caused Shandra to lose her job at an international bank in Indonesia. She replied to an advertisement and worked with a recruiting company to secure her paperwork and travel...
May 26, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This article is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Last month, four days after Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al-Khalifa stood next to Secretary John Kerry...
May 26, 2016
Director, Pillar Project
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On May 15-19, attendees at a conference in Tbilisi, Georgia railed against threats they described as “homofascism,” “rainbow radicalism,” “demographic winter,” and “cultural Marxism.” These...
May 25, 2016
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
This is a cross post from The Huffington Post Today, in advance of this year’s release of the annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, five senior State Department officials will be briefing...
May 24, 2016
Associate, National Security
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This morning the Periodic Review Board (PRB) held a hearing for Guantanamo detainee Said Bin Brahim Bin Umran Bakush. Bakush, a 35-year-old Algerian national, has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay,...

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