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March 30, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today released a new report analyzing Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban's close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government’s systematic...
March 30, 2017
Senior Advisor
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s decision to move forward with the sale of 19 F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain, despite the Bahraini regime’s failure to...
March 29, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
New York City— In response to U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley’s address today on the U.S. presidency of the United Nations Security Council, Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski issued the following...
March 28, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
Washington, D.C.—In the aftermath of Sunday’s mass protests throughout Russia, Human Rights First condemned the detention of hundreds of peaceful protestors, including opposition figure and anti...
March 23, 2017
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—In testimony today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino will urge senators to review the record of Judge Neil Gorsuch, nominee for...
March 21, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
Washington, D.C.—In advance of tomorrow's meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and senior officials from the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, Human Rights First calls on the...
March 16, 2017
Director, National Security Outreach
  Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals today applauded last night's ruling by Judge Derrick K. Watson that preserves the United States’ relationship with key Muslim-majority ally...
March 16, 2017
Senior Vice President, Policy
New York City— In response to news reports today indicating that senior White House counterterrorism advisor Sebastian Gorka is a member of the Hungarian far-right antisemitic group “Historical...
March 15, 2017
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
New York City—Today, in response to a court ruling in Hawaii that imposes a nationwide block on implementation of the Trump Administration’s executive order suspending the refugee resettlement...
March 15, 2017
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed deep concern over the Department of State’s designation of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM) as one of two organizations joining...