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February 11, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - To mark the fifth anniversary of the brutal government crackdown on mass protests calling for democratic reform in Bahrain on February 14, Human Rights First today...
February 10, 2016
Berks, Pennsylvania—In a statement released today, 30 mothers detained at the Berks Family Detention Center have asked to be released from their prolonged detention with their children. The open...
February 10, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
New York City—Human Rights First today renewed calls on U.S. government officials to urge their French counterparts to reject a proposed amendment to the French constitution that would codify a...
February 09, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First said today that the White House’s failure to request funding to increase immigration court capacity and the small increase of the ceiling on refugee resettlement...
February 04, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City – Human Rights First today welcomed the announcement that the United States has committed an additional $925 million in humanitarian aid and support for Syrian refugees...
February 04, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of the House of Representatives to reject legislation that would severely undermine access to asylum in the United States. The call came in a...
February 02, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
New York City—Human Rights First today calls on the U.S. government to urge its French counterparts to reject an extension of the state of emergency in France, as well as any constitutional reforms...
February 02, 2016
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the House of Representatives for passing the Trafficking Prevention in Foreign Affairs Contracting Act (H.R. 400), a bill that promotes...

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