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October 07, 2016
New York City – Human Rights First will honor Iraqi human rights activists Khaleel Aldakhi and Ameena Saeed Hasan with its 2016 Human Rights First Award. The husband and wife activists are being...
October 06, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the U.N. Security Council vote to elect former prime minister of Portugal António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations....
October 06, 2016
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—In a letter sent today Human Rights First, along with 11 human rights, civil liberties, and faith organizations, urged President Obama to take steps to implement an executive order...
October 05, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government to link the proposed sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain to the acquittal of jailed Bahraini human...
October 03, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First today urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement the draft recommendations put forth by the DHS Advisory Committee on...
September 30, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City - As today marks the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, Human Rights First applauds the Obama Administration for reaching its goal of resettling 85,000 refugees, including at least 10,...
September 28, 2016
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—In a statement for the record submitted today to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, Bosnian refugee and 20-year U.S. Marine Corps...
September 22, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—In a new analysis released today, Human Rights First found that asylum seekers and immigrants detained in Georgia are often held for long periods of time and face a near-...
September 21, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First today applauded President Obama for hosting yesterday’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, which brought together members of the international community to work together...