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July 22, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Today, as the Helsinki Commission holds a hearing on “Anti-Semitism, Racism and Discrimination in the OSCE Region,” Human Rights First urges lawmakers to examine ways in which the...
July 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2014, a bill sponsored by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Jason...
July 16, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act in the House of Representatives under the leadership of Rep. John...
July 14, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – In honor of Malala Day, Human Rights First today celebrates Malala Yousafzai and other bold human rights defenders around the world for their work in defending the right of...
July 14, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First said that today’s decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals to vacate two of the three counts of the conviction against Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul...
July 10, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – In a statement today submitted to ­­­the Senate Appropriations Committee, Human Rights First called on Congress to address the surge at the border in a holistic, effective...
July 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As Congress debates how the United States will conduct foreign counterterrorism operations, Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify ...
July 08, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today expressed concern about the fundamental strategy reflected in the administration’s emergency supplemental request sent to Congress today to ...
July 07, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the Bahrain Foreign Ministry statement declaring U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski...
July 04, 2014
Kyiv - Human Rights First today said that the cancellation of the 2014 Kyiv March for Equality is a disappointing failure in the struggle for the protection of human rights in Ukraine. The march...


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