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October 11, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Human Rights First’s Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski urged Congress to press the...
October 10, 2017
Senior Advisor
Geneva—The Martin Ennals Jury today announced that it has selected Mohamed Zaree of the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) in Egypt to receive the organization's 2017...
October 09, 2017
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—Last night the Trump Administration set forth a list of “Immigration Policy Priorities,” which come as lawmakers debate a deal to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
October 06, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern over the Department of Justice’s new guidance on protecting religious liberty, which could allow discrimination against...
October 05, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauds the swift, bipartisan passage of Senate Resolution 211, a strong condemnation of the detention, torture, and murders of gay and bisexual men in...
October 05, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed concern over Governor Sam Brownback's (R-KS) failure to unequivocally state that it is not acceptable to imprison or...
October 05, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to urge Polish President Andrzej Duda to veto legislation that would severely restrict the ability...
October 03, 2017
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
New York City—Human Rights First expressed concern over today’s passage of a controversial counterterrorism bill by the French National Assembly. The legislation enshrines into law...

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