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August 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged President Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the upcoming NATO Summit to discuss potential threats to the...
August 27, 2014
New York City – Following the death of prominent Egyptian human rights lawyer Ahmed Seif el-Islam, Human Rights First’s Neil Hicks issued the following statement: "We are saddened to...
August 22, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said that today’s lawsuit against the federal government’s policies at the immigrant detention center in Artesia, New Mexico, tackles many of the due process...
August 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today said that the Bahraini government’s refusal to allow Congressman James McGovern (D-MA) and Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley to enter the country...
August 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today released a new report on the rise of violent ultra-nationalist parties in Hungary and Greece, and their impact on human rights.  The report, “We’re...
August 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed serious concern that the steep decline in the “pass” rate for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “credible fear” screening...
August 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to move forward with plans to transfer funds to help provide lawyers and legal orientation programs for children...
August 06, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – As today marks Independence Day in Jamaica, Human Rights First along with Jamaican human rights activists renewed their call for equality and freedom from discrimination...
August 06, 2014
Washington, D.C. - As African heads of state gather today at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, Human Rights First expressed disappointment that human rights principles and civil society...
August 05, 2014
Washington, DC – Today in response to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) decision to delay the release of the Senate intelligence committee’s CIA torture report until questions about excessive...


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