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Featured Press Release | August 13, 2017
New York City--Human Rights First today strongly condemns the hateful gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, and urges President Trump to speak out clearly and forcefully...
April 11, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is gravely concerned at the latest brutal crackdown on Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain and urges National Security Advisor Tom Donilon to speak out against the...
April 08, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today noted that the State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010, expected to be released later today, come at a time when human rights...
April 07, 2011
Washington, DC –Nineteen of the nation’s most respected retired military leaders today criticized the Obama Administration’s “abdication of leadership” in its resolve to try alleged 9/11 mastermind...
April 04, 2011
Washington, DC – On the same day that President Obama announced his re-election campaign, his administration will reportedly cave on a key promise of the last election cycle and what used to be one...
March 29, 2011
Washington, DC – Today as Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) chairs a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights hearing on “Protecting the Civil Rights of American...
March 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Ahead of President Obama’s Libya speech to the nation, Human Rights First is urging the administration to put human rights at the center of its middle east policy. In a statement...
March 25, 2011
Washington, DC – As thousands of protestors fill the streets of Daraa, Syria and other cities to call for government reform, dozens have reportedly been killed by and many more wounded by pro-...
March 24, 2011
Greater efforts needed to combat violence, discrimination and hatred without restricting free speech Washington, DC – Today in Geneva, members of the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a...
March 18, 2011
Washington, DC – A new Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report, “Report on Immigration in the United States: Detention and Due Process,” criticizes the United States government for its often...
March 18, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today welcomed the passage of Security Council Resolution 1973 authorizing the use of all necessary means to protect civilians in Libya.  “When a government has...

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