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  1. Obama’s Bali Agenda Should Include Inquiry about Human Rights Abuses

    ... First was  in Indonesia this week meeting with human rights defenders, all of whom said that these abuses should be among President Obama’s key concerns. “Human rights defenders tell us that the lack of accountability and justice for human rights ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  2. African Gay Human Rights Defender honored with world human rights award in Geneva

    ... to receive the 2011 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The 20 th recipient of this prestigious award, Nabagesera was ... Chairman of the Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders, Hans Thoolen, has described Kasha as “an exceptional woman of rare ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  3. Human Rights First Praises Steps to Ensure Global Internet Freedom

    ... issues coordinator. “One year ago this week, human rights defenders from around the globe met with President Obama and urged him to ... Rights First’s Meg Roggensack. “At that time, those defenders drew inspiration from Secretary Clinton's declaration that all people ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  4. Reprisals Against Children of Human Rights Defenders in UAE

    ... Reprisals Against Children of Human Rights Defenders in UAE Middle East On October 8, the ... about the United Arab Emirates’ treatment of human rights defenders and their families. It noted that the government has been persecuting ...

    kucherovm - 10/09/2015 - 12:58pm

  5. Human Rights First Welcomes U.S. Support for Human Rights Defenders Resolution

    Human Rights Defenders United Nations Washington, D.C.— Today ... U.N. Human Rights Council on the protection of human rights defenders working to promote economic, social, and cultural rights. The council ... step in the recognition and protection of human rights defenders,” said Human Rights First’s Rebecca Sheff. “Human rights ...

    margolisme - 03/25/2016 - 10:26am

  6. Donilon Urged to Speak Out Against Bahrain Human Rights Abuses

    ... concerned at the latest brutal crackdown on Human Rights Defenders in Bahrain and urges National Security Advisor Tom Donilon to speak ... should publicly condemn the criminalization of human rights defenders in Bahrain and ask for their immediate release. If it’s wrong for ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  7. Ambassador Ford Evacuation Underscores Need for Continued U.S. Engagement

    ... to continue to show solidarity with Syrian human rights defenders and members of the opposition even as its top diplomat and advocate ... the Assad regime’s violent crackdown on human rights defenders and members of the opposition.  In doing so, he shined a spotlight ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  8. Human Rights First Praises U.S. Ambassador to Syria for Human Rights Leadership

    ... violence has been severe. He has also supported human rights defenders in other direct ways, including his attendance last week at a ... ongoing struggle in Syria shines a light on how human rights defenders put their lives and livelihoods at risk to advance freedoms protected ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  9. Statement on Middle East Uprisings

    ... Bahrain In Bahrain, a message for three human rights defenders to be “killed and liquidated” has circulated on social networking ... and Mr. Abdulhadi Alkhawaja, a former director at Frontline Defenders. It refers to them as "traitors" and "heads of sedition and ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm

  10. Colombian Defender Agámez Freed but Justice Problems Persist

    ... the Colombian justice system does not protect human rights defenders from baseless charges meant to silence their work and defame them in ... may have changed, but the persecution of human rights defenders through the nation’s courts continues.  Just last month, human ...

    Anonymous - 02/22/2017 - 3:26pm