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April 05, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City - Human Rights First today released a new report detailing the slow progress the Obama Administration has made in the first six months of FY 2016 toward its goal of...
April 04, 2016
Director, Human Rights Defenders
Washington, D.C. - In advance of Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Bahrain this week, Human Rights First today called on Kerry to publicly raise concerns over the Bahraini government'...
April 04, 2016
Director, National Security Advocacy
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today praised the transfer of two Guantanamo Bay detainees to Senegal, but notes that the pace of the transfers must increase if the facility is to close by the...
March 30, 2016
Senior Director, Refugee Protection
New York City – Human Rights First today said that the Obama Administration today missed a key opportunity to demonstrate meaningful leadership in addressing the global refugee crisis. During...
March 30, 2016
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
New York City—Human Rights First today praises French President Francois Hollande’s decision to abandon proposed constitutional amendments that would have undermined human rights, civil liberties,...
March 25, 2016
Advocacy Strategist, Refugee Protection
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called on Congress to reject any proposals that would remove funding for the resettlement of vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the omnibus budget...