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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...
October 11, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to support the bipartisan bill H.R. 6208, the Combating European Anti-Semitism Act of 2016. The bill was introduced by the House of...
October 11, 2016
Geneva -- The Martin Ennals Jury today announced the selection of Ilham Tohti of China for the 2016 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The award is given to human rights defenders...
October 07, 2016
New York City – Human Rights First will honor Iraqi human rights activists Khaleel Aldakhi and Ameena Saeed Hasan with its 2016 Human Rights First Award. The husband and wife activists are being...
October 06, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed the U.N. Security Council vote to elect former prime minister of Portugal António Guterres as the next Secretary-General of the United Nations....

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