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August 10, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2016 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to anti-slavery activist Janvier Murairi Bakihanaye of the Democratic Republic...
August 09, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the State Department to press the Lithuanian government to reject a Constitutional amendment that would threaten the human rights of its citizens,...
August 07, 2016
International Legal Counsel
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is calling yesterday’s release of the Obama Administration’s official policy document governing approval procedures for counterterrorism strikes – including by...
August 04, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Human Rights First today applauded the co-chairs of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus for expressing support for the protection of the human rights of Ukraine’s lesbian, gay...
August 03, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—The State Department today released official resettlement data for July, indicating that 2,340 Syrian refugees arrived last month, bringing the fiscal year total to 7,551...
August 02, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—In advance of tomorrow’s C5+1 ministerial meetings, Human Rights First today called on Secretary of State John Kerry to integrate the concerns of marginalized Central Asian...
August 02, 2016
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C. — President Obama’s remarks today during a press conference that followed an official meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong stressed the opportunity...
July 25, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the increase in asylum seekers held in U.S. immigration detention facilities and the failure of the Obama Administration...