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June 14, 2013
Washington D.C.- Today thanks to the leadership of Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX) the House of Representatives unanimously voted to pass an amendment to the FY2014...
May 17, 2013
Washington, DC – As Secretary of State John Kerry continues to discuss with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov toward peace negotiations in Syria, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa...
May 13, 2013
Weapons Requested from Russian Dealer Could Be Used for Prolonged, Offensive Attacks Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today released a private letter from the Army Supply...
May 06, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges Secretary of State John Kerry to use his trip to Russia this week to press the Russians to stop enabling atrocities in Syria. The trip – set against...
April 26, 2013
Washington, D.C. – News reports today indicate that the Syrian regime claims to have cut off weapons supply chains for rebel forces. Human Rights First notes that this development underscores...
April 10, 2013
Washington D.C. - Human Rights First calls on the Secretary of State and other G8 ministers gathered this week to engage in discussions about practical and actionable strategies to end Assad’s...
April 04, 2013
Washington D.C. - In a briefing yesterday, Stephen Rapp, U.S. Ambassador at large for Global Criminal Justice, announced the names of individuals wanted for war crimes and crimes against...

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April 4, 2014

Washington, D.C. – As the United States grapples with its role in preventing mass atrocities around the world including the current crisis in Syria, Human Rights First invites you to a panel discussion on Thursday, May 1 hosted by the McCain Institute which will examine lessons learned from the Rwandan genocide. The panel will  feature Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino; Mike Abramowitz, director of the National Institute for Holocaust Educations; Ambassador Frederic C.

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Testimony | July 10, 2014
Testimony of Elisa Massimino for the hearing on "Human Rights Vetting:  Nigeria and Beyond" before the  the United States House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human...
Impact Study | December 23, 2013
Since the beginning of the civil war in 2011, Russia’s state arms dealer Rosoboronexport has been selling arms to President Bashar Al-Assad’s government. Rosoboronexport has provided arms worth...
Opinions | September 13, 2013
Op-ed by Sonni Efron. Russian President Vladimir Putin's dulcet editorial in the New York Times this week sounded like the opening aria in a charm offensive aimed not just at preempting...
Factsheet | September 01, 2013
The United States and the European Union already have in place stiff financial sanctions against Syria. However, these restrictions on lending to or conducting financial transfers on ...