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April 29, 2014
ACE Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellow
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With 2.7 million Syrians having taken refuge beyond their country’s borders and 6.5 million more having fled their homes and sought shelter elsewhere within the country, almost half of Syria’s pre-...
April 28, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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Human Rights First monitors cases of homophobia throughout the world, whether they take the form of violent attacks, hateful speech, or discriminatory legislation. The latter legitimizes violence by...
April 25, 2014
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By Molly Hofsommer Just this week, Dubai-based and Saudi-owned MBC Broadcasting group announced that it would suspend Bassem Youssef’s popular satirical news program until after Egyptian...
April 25, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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You can do a lot in 100 days. It took fewer than 100 business days to draft the U.S. Constitution and President Roosevelt famously pushed 15 major pieces of legislation through the opening 100 days...
April 24, 2014
Associate, National Security Campaign
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Pretrial hearings in the case against alleged USS Cole bombing mastermind Abd al Rahim al Nashiri continue to limp along—par for the course in Gitmo’s troubled military commission system—but they...
April 21, 2014
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By Marie Soueid Three years have passed since the Bahraini government opened its military trials against activists and doctors who were involved—at times only marginally—in the February 2011...
April 21, 2014
International Legal Director
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Several news outlets are reporting "massive" and ongoing joint U.S./Yemeni lethal operations against suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen. CNN is reporting that at least 65...
April 18, 2014
Assistant, Strategy and Planning / LGBT Rights Campaign
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This week in a televised address, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, whose long tenure has been synonymous with human rights violations and the subversion of democracy, again made news by adding more...
April 18, 2014
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By Dawes Cooke Earlier this week, a bill was registered with Kyrgyzstan’s national parliament that would criminalize any statement or action that creates a “positive attitude” toward homosexuality...
April 17, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
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This week at Guantanamo Bay, an FBI investigation into one or more defense teams has almost completely derailed the proceedings against the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and his co-...

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