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March 30, 2015
Top News Americans Support Refugee Protection This morning, Politico’s "Morning Score" featured a Human Rights First poll that reveals American voters favor candidates who support reforms that...
February 27, 2015
Today the Senate introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on the U.S. government to confront the rise of antisemitism in Europe. The resolution, with 54 co-sponsors from both sides of the...
February 18, 2015
Top News White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism This week, the White House will a host a three-day “Countering Violent Extremism” summit to address “domestic and international efforts...
February 17, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged U.S. Ambassador Colleen Bell to press Hungary to adopt policies that would improve the rule of law while strengthening democratic institutions and...
February 09, 2015
Washington, D.C.—As President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Andrea Merkel continue conversations that started during their meeting today, Human Rights First urges them to focus on shoring up...
February 05, 2015
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today called on the U.S. government to support a full and fair judicial proceeding in the Greek case against members of the violently antisemitic political party...
January 26, 2015
Top News GUANTANAMO The military commission trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi continues this week at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Human Rights First will observe the proceeding...

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Factsheet | July 13, 2015
This week an unofficial delegation of Hungarian members of Parliament, including members of the virulently antisemitic, anti-Roma extremist party, Jobbik, will seek meetings with U.S. lawmakers....
Letter | June 03, 2015
Download PDF version June 3, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama  The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W. Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama:  The Group of Seven...
Factsheet | May 20, 2015
Origins of Jobbik Jobbik was founded in 2003 by Gabor Vona, the son of a staunchly anti-Communist farming family. Jobbik began as a conservative Christian group at the ELTE University in Budapest...
Factsheet | May 20, 2015
The government of Hungary can advance human rights and democracy, and improve relations with the U.S. and Europe, by bringing its 2011 Constitution and Fundamental Laws into compliance with...