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November 09, 2016
Washington, D.C. – In the wake of yesterday’s historic election and in anticipation of President Obama’s scheduled Thursday meeting with President-Elect Donald Trump, Human Rights First issued the...
November 07, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the United Nations to uphold the mandate of the newly created position of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (...
October 31, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First, along with 230 organizations, today wrote to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson expressing serious concerns over recent...
October 28, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today said that the outcome of two major court verdicts scheduled for Monday in Bahrain will be a vital test of the regime’s response to international...
October 26, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.– Today Human Rights First, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, and American University are hosting Ambassador Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor,...
October 25, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First along with Patterson, Belknap, Webb, and Tyler LLP filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court case of Jennings v. Rodriguez, arguing that U.S....
October 24, 2016
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First recently called on Under Secretary for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon to publicly urge the Kyrgyz government to reject a proposed anti-LGBT propaganda...
October 21, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) expects the number of individuals held in immigration detention to balloon to 45,000 in coming weeks—breaking...

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