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Featured Press Release | February 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. - In response to today’s announcement that the State Department will appoint Randy Berry as the new special envoy to promote the protection of the human rights of LGBT people...
February 26, 2015
New York City—Human Rights First said that today’s conviction of al Qaeda member Khaled al-Fawwaz once again demonstrates that justice in terrorism cases is best served in federal court. ...
February 26, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Following reports that leading Bahraini human rights defender Nabeel Rajab has been summoned to report to a police station today, Human Rights First urged the United...
February 26, 2015
Washington, DC - Human Rights First today urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to support measures to disrupt the business of human trafficking during its markup of the Justice for Victims of...
February 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the swift passage of the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, a bill that would create a $1.5 billion fund to bolster law enforcement in...
February 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomed President Obama’s speech today at the White House Summit to Counter Violent Extremism (CVE), in which he affirmed...
February 18, 2015
Washington, D.C.— Six international retired military and law enforcement leaders today urged President Obama to make clear during this week’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)...
February 18, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said that today’s ruling striking down the conviction of former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks demonstrates that military commissions are an inappropriate and...
February 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged U.S. Ambassador Colleen Bell to press Hungary to adopt policies that would improve the rule of law while strengthening democratic institutions and...
February 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to immediately respond to the Bahraini regime’s threats against the country’s main political opposition group, Al Wefaq. The group...
February 13, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First and the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies today urged President Obama to make clear at the White House’s upcoming Summit on Countering Violent...

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