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December 24, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
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By Susan Corke, Erika Asgeirsson, and Dora Illei Twitter trolls and hateful anonymous comments online are not a new phenomenon, but the 2016 presidential election brought online hate speech into...
December 24, 2016
Assistant, Human Trafficking
This time of year many people are out searching for the perfect gifts for family, friends, and sometimes even the dog. But, before you purchase that new tablet, cozy sweater, or piece of shiny...
December 24, 2016
Communications Associate
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  My first night in Guantanamo ends with me staring at rows of beige Quonset huts and a gorgeous sunset behind a row of low mountain peaks to the west. It's almost 80 degrees at nine pm, and...
December 21, 2016
Senior Associate, LGBT
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In a victory for the human rights movement, and for the integrity of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly rejected an amendment that would have stripped the...
December 20, 2016
By Joe Jenkins This week’s episode of TBS’ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee takes a look at the divisive language around the Syrian refugee crisis—and the group pundits are pitting against...
December 19, 2016
By Joe Jenkins 2016 has been a particularly trying time for Syrians. The city of Aleppo has fallen to the Assad regime after a particularly brutal four-year battle, taking with it an untold number...
December 19, 2016
TOP ITEMS Statement of Principles As 2016 draws to a close and the next administration readies to take office, Human Rights First and a coalition of 20 of the nation’s largest human rights and...
December 16, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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A few weeks after the U.S. election, I was in Berlin to discuss a report we are writing on xenophobia and extremism in Germany. In parallel, we watched with alarm as violence driven by...
December 16, 2016
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
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France voted for the fifth time to extend the state of emergency in place since just after the November 2015 Paris attacks. The measure, passed in the National Assembly by a vote of 299 to 32,...
December 16, 2016
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By Elizabeth Topolosky Yesterday the Periodic Review Board (PRB) conducted its final hearing of 2016, likely the last of the Obama Administration. The hearings, which review the...

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