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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...
October 19, 2016
New York City – Tonight at the 2016 Human Rights First Award Dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the organization will honor Iraqi human rights activists Khaleel Aldakhi and Ameena...
October 17, 2016
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the repatriation of Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Slahi to Mauritania, and encourages the Obama Administration to keep up the pace of transfers if...
October 17, 2016
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
New York City – Today, Human Rights First and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center and Human Rights First published a white paper on...
October 13, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C. - As President Obama enters the last 100 days of his term in office, Human Rights First today urged him to take specific actions to secure his legacy on human rights. The call came...
October 12, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that new record-high immigration detention numbers signal that the Obama Administration should immediately abandon its policy of detaining families...

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