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  1. Human Rights Defenders Celebrated during International Women’s Day

    ... contributions and sacrifices made by women human rights defenders around the world.  Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa ... erupted throughout the Middle East, women activists and defenders played a prominent and vital role in organizing and carrying out ...

    DuffyC - 12/10/2013 - 4:33pm

  2. Dooley Testifies Before Congress on Threats to Human Rights Defenders

    ... set of guidelines for embassy engagement with human rights defenders.  He also urged embassies in repressive countries to publicly increase their support for human rights defenders and civil society groups, in order to match words with action. In ...

    DuffyC - 12/10/2013 - 4:33pm

  3. Prominent Bahraini Human Rights Defenders In Court Next Week

    Washington, DC – Next week, just days after a shocking ruling confirmed the jail sentences of 13 leading Bahraini dissidents, another set of court cases will test the Kingdom’s commitment to human rights reform....

    DuffyC - 12/10/2013 - 4:32pm

  4. Prospects for Reform in Question as Bahrain Human Rights Defenders Face Judicial Harassment

    ... system is being used to harass and intimidate human rights defenders, interfering with their legitimate work,” said Elisa Massimino, ... take hold until the government stops targeting human rights defenders and drops the charges in these emblematic court cases,” said ...

    DuffyC - 12/10/2013 - 4:32pm

  5. Alejandra Ancheita Selected as the 2014 Laureate Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders

    Human Rights Defenders Geneva -  The Martin Ennals Jury today presented ... Ancheita with the 2014 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders (MEA).  The Award is given to human rights defenders who have shown deep commitment and face great personal risk. The aim ...

    margolisme - 10/07/2014 - 12:29pm

  6. Hungarian Government Targets Dissent as NGO Endures Repeated Audits

    ... as NGO Endures Repeated Audits Human Rights Defenders This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post . ... Last year United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders Michel Forst visited Hungary and  urged the authorities  not to ...

    plummerc - 03/15/2017 - 9:45am

  7. Trump’s Vainglorious and Counterproductive Summit in Saudi Arabia

    ... of jailing non-violent government critics and human rights defenders , sentencing liberal advocates of more tolerant Islam to lashing ...

    plummerc - 05/19/2017 - 9:13am

  8. After One Year of Emergency Decree, No Justice in Southern Thailand Human Rights Defenders under Attack

    ... Decree, No Justice in Southern Thailand Human Rights Defenders under Attack New York – On the one-year anniversary ... today by Human Rights First, Losing Ground: Human Rights Defenders and Counterterrorism in Thailand. “Thailand’s reputation ...

    admin - 07/18/2006 - 12:00am

  9. The Trump Administration Should Forge a New Relationship with Egypt, One Based on Both Security and Human Rights

    ... and Human Rights Egypt Human Rights Defenders The Trump Administration is ramping up its efforts to ...

    plummerc - 03/14/2017 - 3:52pm

  10. Six Questions for State's First Press Briefing Under Tillerson

    ... Antisemitism and Extremism Egypt Human Rights Defenders LGBT Russia Today the U.S. State ... is one of the Middle East’s most prominent human rights defenders, and a leading voice for peaceful dissent and moderation in Bahrain, ...

    plummerc - 03/07/2017 - 12:17pm