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Featured Press Release | November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – In response to President Obama’s announcement tonight that he would take steps through executive action to defer deportation and provide work permission for up to 5 million...
November 21, 2014
New York City - In the wake of President Obama’s announcement of executive actions to defer deportation of up to 5 million immigrants, Human Rights First called on the administration to take...
November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C. - On the eve of parliamentary elections in Bahrain, Human Rights First highlighted the kingdom’s need for real democratic reforms that support an inclusive government....
November 21, 2014
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today said news that Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has signed into law a bill that violates the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and...
November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the transfer of five cleared Guantanamo detainees to Europe, bringing the prison’s population down to 143.  The transfer constitutes significant...
November 20, 2014
New York City – As President Obama announces a series of executive actions on immigration tonight, Human Rights First urges the administration to right its course on treatment of asylum seekers and...
November 20, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today joins together with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists and allies, and human rights organizations around the world on Transgender...
November 18, 2014
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to move forward with a new family immigration facility in Dilley, Texas is a continuation of...
November 14, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said the today’s Botswana court decision to allow the registration of a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights organization is an important...
November 13, 2014
Berlin – Human Rights First welcomes the strong statement in Berlin today by U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power.  Power called antisemitism a rising global problem...
November 12, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First applauds the Obama Administration for insisting on conducting a joint press conference with Chinese President Xi Jinping that included questions from...

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