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June 22, 2017
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports this morning of the use of torture in secret detention facilities in Yemen operated by Yemeni and United Arab Emirates forces, and potential U.S....
June 22, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First praised the introduction of House Resolution 394 Supporting International Academic Freedom and American Universities Abroad. The resolution comes as...
June 20, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—In honor of World Refugee Day, Human Rights First today urged lawmakers to reject policies and practices that undermine American leadership in protecting the persecuted. This year’s...
June 20, 2017
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—As Congress reviews authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) at a hearing today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Human Rights First urged legislators to only...
June 15, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—As Secretaries of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security John Kelly meet today and tomorrow in Miami for the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America, Human Rights...
June 15, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over the statements made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson indicating that he has not raised the ongoing persecution of gay...
June 13, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—As the Supreme Court reviews President Trump’s request for stays of the preliminary injunctions against the travel and refugee bans in his revised executive order, Human Rights First...

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