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July 24, 2015
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The Obama Administration reportedly is finalizing a formal plan to close the prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, according to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. The plan, which was requested by...
July 23, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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This blog is cross-posted from the Huffington Post: President Obama has a long list of security-related issues to raise with the Kenyan government during his trip this weekend, including...
July 23, 2015
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By Christina Miliou The Greek debt crisis is, by and large, averted for now. On July 13, Greece and European officials agreed to the terms of a new bailout, one that will prevent collapse of the...
July 22, 2015
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It was revealed yesterday in The New York Times that since taking office in February, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has not approved the transfer of any Guantanamo detainees, even those cleared...
July 21, 2015
National Security Fellow
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I’m in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to observe a pre-trial hearing for Abdul Hadi al Iraqi, al Qaeda's alleged former Internal Operations Chief. When I began working at Human Rights First as part of a...
July 21, 2015
By Olivia Huzenis Vatican City—Today, the Vatican is hosting a conference uniting mayors from around the world to address issues of modern slavery, climate change, and sustainable development that...
July 20, 2015
Vice President, Communications
Top News KENYA President Obama will travel to Kenya this week to discuss economic development and entrepreneurism. Human Rights First urges President Obama to also use the trip to address pressing...
July 16, 2015
By Solveig Haugen The fight to end slavery is rooted in history and extends until today. Each month we profile some of the brave men and women, both contemporary and historical, who have fought to...
July 16, 2015
By Radha Desai Human trafficking and human smuggling are two issues that, despite their stark differences, are often conflated in academia, media, and most harmfully, law enforcement. The...
July 16, 2015
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Theo Salem-Mackall How LGBT individuals are treated by society at large can be a direct result of Church positions on homosexuality and the family. All too often, homophobic stances by clergy have...

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