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May 05, 2014
Associate, Research & Analysis
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Last week, the U.S. State Department released its annual Country Reports on Terrorism, an assessment of the strength and activities of various terrorist groups, including Al Qaeda and its affiliates...
May 02, 2014
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By Molly Hofsommer Saturday May 3rd marks World Press Freedom Day, which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom and highlights the state of press freedom throughout the world....
May 02, 2014
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Widespread public protests calling for democratic reform in Bahrain began in February 2011. By mid-March 2011, the Bahrain government had begun a violent crackdown on the protestors and those it...
April 30, 2014
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By Jess Ballance “The United States should stand for something; stand for the rule of law, stand for the appreciation and respect for human rights. As long as we have Guantanamo, it’s very...
April 30, 2014
ACE Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellow
Director, Refugee Protection
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This morning a new UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) refugee camp, Camp Azraq, opened in Jordan. As of today, the new camp will receive all of the 300-400 Syrians entering Jordan every day while Jordan’s...
April 30, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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  Yesterday’s news that the  Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) has signed another contract with the Russian state-owned arms dealer, Rosoboronexport, is a further depressing sign that...
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...

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