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March 31, 2015
New York City – Following news reports that President Obama has lifted the hold on release of military aid to Egypt, Human Rights First urged the administration to use the United States'...
March 31, 2015
New York City – Human Rights First welcomed the Obama Administration's pledge of an additional $507 million in humanitarian assistance for Syrians, made at an international pledging conference...
March 30, 2015
Washington, D.C.  – New polling data from Human Rights First reveals support among American voters for candidates who support reforms that increase protections for refugees and those seeking...
March 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First said that passage of Kazakhstan’s proposed discriminatory propaganda bill would violate the rights of Kazakhstan’s LGBT community. The draft bill, which is...
March 19, 2015
New York City - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to take action to ensure that terrorism does not undermine Tunisia's progress toward democracy. The call came one day...
March 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First is calling yesterday’s decision by the Periodic Review Board to clear for transfer Guantanamo detainee Saeed al-Sarim a step in the right direction to...
March 13, 2015
New York City – As this week marks the fourth anniversary of the conflict in Syria, Human Rights First urged the Obama Administration to champion protection, aid, and resettlement of Syrian...
March 11, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged senators to question Obama Administration witnesses about why the proposed authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State...
March 10, 2015
Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to press the Saudi government to ease its crackdown on civil society, speak out against sectarian incitement, and...
March 06, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Saturday, March 7, marks the four-year anniversary of President Obama’s Executive Order governing periodic reviews of Guantanamo detainees. Reviews, which are to determine whether a...

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April 04, 2014

Human Rights First's Gabor Rona spoke at a Harvard Law School Constitution Society luncheon about targeted killing.