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October 18, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Tajikistani authorities have created a registry of gay and lesbian citizens and called...
October 18, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
New York City – Tonight at the Human Rights First Award Dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the organization will honor Friar Tomás Gonzaléz, founder of the...
October 17, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
New York City—Human Rights First today expressed concern over the Hungarian parliament’s passage of a one-year deadline extension to the higher education law known as "Lex CEU" despite...
October 17, 2017
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—As the Trump Administration continues its attack on the U.S. refugee protection system, Human Rights First today released a new report that analyzes the growing immigration...
October 16, 2017
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First expressed disappointment in today’s decision by the Supreme Court not to take up the case of Abd Al-Rahim Hussain Mohammed al-Nashiri, the alleged mastermind of...
October 16, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned passage of a new law in Poland which severely restricts the ability of nongovernmental organizations to operate within the country. The bill was...
October 12, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—In response to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s speech today on the U.S. asylum system, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer has released the following statement: “Attorney General...