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July 29, 2014
Nearly 50 African heads of state have been invited to gather in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for President Barack Obama’s historic U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Announced by the White House as the “...
June 25, 2014
Over the last few months, national attention has focused on the increase in Central American migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley after crossing the southern border. These migrants,...
May 20, 2014
Legislation that seeks to criminalize those who insult or defame religions, or commit blasphemy often leads to human rights abuses. These laws prohibit injuring religious feelings or insulting...
January 22, 2014
Human Rights First's report describes how the Egyptian government is increasingly targeting non-violent dissenters through widespread repression in Egypt, stifling basic freedoms and exacerbating the...
November 26, 2013
In 2004, State Duma parliamentarian Alexander Chuev reintroduced a bill to ban “homosexual propaganda.” On the same day, the Duma received a statement opposing the bill. It was sent by the Prime...
November 25, 2013
ODIHR's Hate Crime Report for 2012 Reveals: States Continue to Fall Short in Implementation of OSCE Commitments Download
November 21, 2013
The Syrian conflict has provided the context for some of the world’s most extreme human rights abuses this year. The U.S. threat of force against President Assad this summer led to an international...
May 07, 2013
The transition to democracy currently underway in Tunisia is the most promising reform process taking place in the Arab region, two years after the mass protests of the spring of 2011. Progress...
May 02, 2013
The U.S. government’s stated commitment to support democracy in Egypt is viewed with skepticism by civil society groups, media figures, and by many others in the country. Although the reasons for...
March 16, 2013
In December 2012 Human Rights First released a blueprint for the new U.S. administration, How to Make Change in Egypt a Human Rights Success Story. It laid out specific recommendations for the U.S....

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