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April 02, 2013
Washington D.C. - This morning, members of the United Nations General Assembly voted in favor of an International Arms Trade Treaty that will, for the first time, establish internationally...
March 29, 2013
Washington DC- Yesterday members of the United Nations met for final deliberations on the adoption of the International Arms Trade Treaty. This treaty will for the first time regulate the 70 billion...
March 26, 2013
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today joined with Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX) to call on the Department of Defense to uphold its legal responsibility to end...
March 25, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised Secretary of State John Kerry for his calls to cut off supplies that are fueling the atrocities in Syria that have claimed more than 70,000...
March 15, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Today marks two years since the start of the Syrian uprising that has claimed nearly 70,000 lives, caused over one millions refugees to flee the country and sparked an...
March 04, 2013
Washington DC - This weekend, during his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, Secretary John Kerry publicly criticized the ongoing flow of weapons from Russian and Iranian authorities to...
March 01, 2013
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First joined with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and James Inhofe (R-OK) to call on the Department of Defense to uphold its legal responsibility to end its...

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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 ...