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December 13, 2016
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to archive the Senate intelligence committee’s report on the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. This move ensures...
December 12, 2016
Director, Human Rights Promotion
Cairo - Human Rights First condemns the brutal terrorist attack on Christian worshipers in a chapel adjacent to Cairo’s main Coptic Christian cathedral. The organization expresses its sympathy...
December 12, 2016
Senior Associate, Human Trafficking
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of the Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act (S.3520). Introduced by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator...
December 08, 2016
Senior Associate, Human Trafficking
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the inclusion of Section 1298 in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 (S.2943), which authorizes $250...
December 08, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former chairwoman and CEO of the global travel and hospitality company Carlson Inc., will receive the 2016 Beacon...
December 08, 2016
Legal Director
Houston, TX—Human Rights First today announced that it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to increase the organization's legal representation for asylum seekers in the...
December 07, 2016
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold the values of the Organization for Society and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and to prioritize combating...
December 06, 2016
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed President Obama’s speech on his administration’s approach to counterterrorism, noting that the policies outlined protect the United States’ national...
December 06, 2016
Director, Human Rights Promotion
New York City—Human Rights First today expressed concern over the failure of the United Nations Security Council to pass a ceasefire resolution for Aleppo, Syria, that would also allow for...

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