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July 07, 2016
Washington, D.C.—Major General Michael R. Lehnert, USMC (Ret.) today urged members of Congress to renew their efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The call came in a...
July 06, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—Human Rights First today renewed its calls on the Obama Administration to abandon its policy of detaining parents and children following a ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court...
July 06, 2016
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to use his upcoming participation in the Warsaw NATO summit as an opportunity to raise concerns about Poland’s backslide on...
July 01, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed its alarm over reports that human rights lawyer and International Justice Mission employee Willie Kimani was murdered along with his...
July 01, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed its alarm over reports that human rights lawyer and International Justice Mission employee Willie Kimani was murdered along with his...
July 01, 2016
International Legal Counsel
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the Obama Administration’s forthcoming release of the estimated number of combatants and noncombatants killed in airstrikes outside...
June 30, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the passage of a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution creating of the position of Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity...
June 30, 2016
Senior Associate/Pennoyer Fellow
Washington, D.C.- Human Rights First today welcomed new data in the State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report indicating that global prosecutions of human trafficking rose by 88...

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