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October 22, 2014
The military commission trials at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay have been fraught with problems. Hearings are often cancelled at the last minute, and only eight people—of the hundreds who have...
October 16, 2014
By Carolyn Greco   Twenty four defendants charged with violating Egypt’s controversial protest law may hear a verdict on October 26, according to a ruling today in a Cairo court. Prominent...
October 15, 2014
Washington, DC – Human Rights First announced today that it will award the 2014 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty to Egyptian women’s rights activist Kholoud Saber Barakat.  The...
October 14, 2014
Top News KERRY TO CAIRO Secretary of State John Kerry is in Cairo today to participate in an international conference of 50 nations pledging $5 billion to rebuild the Gaza Strip. He met with...
October 10, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today urged Secretary of State John Kerry to publicly raise concern over the Egyptian government’s ongoing human rights abuses during his visit to Cairo....
October 03, 2014
By Carolyn Greco Last week, the United States joined other governments at the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass the Irish-led resolution A/HRC/27/L.24 ...
September 25, 2014
This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: President Obama's remarks to the United Nations General Assembly singled out "the cancer of violent extremism" in many parts of Muslim...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Letter | February 13, 2015
Dear President Obama:  We applaud your leadership in convening next week’s White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism, and we welcome your efforts to include civil society...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Blueprint | December 10, 2014
The United States government is confronted with a series of decisions about how to respond to a deepening political, economic, and human rights crisis in Egypt. Egypt remains important to U.S....
Letter | November 06, 2014
November 5, 2014 President Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: We write today to urge more robust engagement by your administration...