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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...
May 03, 2017
New York City—Human Rights First today released a major new report documenting dozens of instances in which U.S. border agents illegally turned away asylum seekers from the U.S. southern...
May 02, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged the State Department to provide protection and assistance to gay men fleeing violence in Chechnya, Russia, and called on President Trump to demand...
May 01, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, today praised the inclusion of 2,500 additional visas for allies that served alongside the U.S. mission in...
May 01, 2017
New York City--Human Rights First today condemned President Trump’s invitation to the White House of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Since taking office less than a year ago, Duterte...
May 01, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today said that the compromise fiscal year 2017 funding bill put forth by Congress yesterday contains several provisions that would maintain American...
May 01, 2017
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant and senior counter-terrorism advisor to President Trump, will be reassigned from his White House role, Human Rights...
April 27, 2017
Washington, D.C. --Human Rights First today welcomed the introduction of The Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA) today in the...
April 26, 2017
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today announced that former Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken, Academy Award-winning director Gavin Hood, former Chairman of the Joint...
April 26, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First, along with other members of the Martin Ennals Award jury, today announced Karla Avelar, Mohamed Zaree, and the group FreeThe5KH as the finalists for the 2017...
April 25, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, in partnership with fellow veteran organizations, today called on Congress to take immediate action to protect...

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