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March 03, 2011
Washington, DC – Egypt’s governing military council, the SCAF, has named former transportation minister Essam Sharaf as the nation’s new Prime Minister. Sharaf now faces the challenge of forming a...
March 02, 2011
Washington, DC –Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s only Christian Cabinet Minister, has been assassinated as a result of his opposition to the nation’s troubling blasphemy laws. At the murder scene, leaflets...
March 02, 2011
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the UN General Assembly voted by consensus to suspend Libya from the Human Rights Council. Human Rights First has called for Libya’s expulsion from the HRC and praised...
March 02, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is urging the Obama Administration to take steps that will hasten its ability to close the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo. The call comes just one day after...
March 01, 2011
Washington, DC – Today and tomorrow, as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers testimony before Congressional committees, Human Rights First is praising her strong recent leadership in...
February 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today commended the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council for taking swift and clear action on Libya. On Saturday, the Security Council imposed a...
February 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has announced an accelerated elections timetable, a move Human Rights First believes could undermine efforts to reform the nation’s...
February 25, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, as thousands of protestors return to Egypt’s Tahrir Square to keep pressure for tangible change on Egypt’s ruling military council, Human Rights First is outlining a series of...
February 24, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, the independent Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan issued its second interim report to Congress concluding that the U.S. government has wasted tens of...
February 24, 2011
Washington, DC – As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton travels to Geneva for Friday’s Human Rights Council gathering to discuss the uprising in Libya, Human Rights First is urging her to lead an...

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