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November 16, 2015
Senior Counsel, Defense & Intelligence
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praises the transfer of five detainees from Guantanamo Bay to the United Arab Emirates, but notes that the pace of transfers must increase if the...
November 15, 2015
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First sends its deepest condolences to the government and people of France for the unspeakable acts of violence that killed and injured so many in Paris. The...
November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First welcomes news that the Lithuanian parliament removed consideration of a proposed anti-LGBT amendment from today's agenda, and urged the U.S...
November 12, 2015
Advocacy Counsel, LGBT Rights
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today praised Ukraine's parliament for passing a workplace anti-discrimination amendment to the country's ...
November 12, 2015
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to commit to leading a comprehensive global initiative, in partnership with European and other states, to improve access to...
November 11, 2015
Director, National Security Outreach
Washington, D.C.— Human Rights First today launched an initiative called Veterans for American Ideals, a new group focused on raising the voices of veterans to continue their service by...
November 11, 2015
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called for the immediate release of Sheikh Ali Salman and Ebrahim Sharif, two of Bahrain’s most prominent peaceful political opposition leaders. Ali...