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August 30, 2016
International Legal Counsel
Washington, DC – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today refused to intercede in the case of alleged USS Cole bomber Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri, a...
August 29, 2016
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration for reaching its goal of admitting “at least 10,000” Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016. National Security Advisory...
August 29, 2016
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C. ‑ Following today’s announcement from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson directing the Homeland Security Advisory Council to evaluate whether...
August 23, 2016
President and Chief Executive Officer
Washington, D.C.—As President Obama prepares to travel to China next month for his final G20 summit, Human Rights First urges him to prioritize human rights and speak out against growing civil...
August 22, 2016
Senior Associate, Refugee Protection
New York City—As mothers enter the third week of a hunger strike at the Berks County family detention center, Human Rights First today released a new report examining the impact of detention on the...
August 18, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City—In the wake of the announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First today called on the...
August 18, 2016
Advocacy Counsel
Minsk, Belarus—Following a fact-finding mission to Belarus, Human Rights First today said that the nation’s LGBT movement is at a critical juncture. The trip, in which Human Rights First met...
August 15, 2016
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of 15 Guantanamo detainees to the United Arab Emirates, and encourages the Obama Administration to keep up the pace of transfers if the...