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Hate Crimes

The U.S. government should treat hate crime as a grave and urgent threat to human rights.

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June 13, 2016 Top News Ukraine Pride After the deadliest mass shooting attack in U.S. history targeted LGBT men and women at Orlando’s Pulse nightclub, claiming 50 lives and critically injuring dozens...
May 09, 2016 Top News Global Refugee Crisis Last week, the State Department released its official resettlement numbers for April, indicating that it resettled 451 Syrian refugees last month. This...
April 18, 2016 Top News Obama in Saudi Arabia This week President Obama travels to Saudi Arabia to meet with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including the heads of state from Bahrain, Kuwait,...
April 15, 2016 Germany is grappling with a lot: that’s a message I heard in different ways in different conversations this past week in Berlin. Having borne the largest share of the refugee crisis in Europe, the...
April 11, 2016 Top News Bahrain Ahead of President Obama’s upcoming participation in the Gulf Cooperation Council summit scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia later this month, ...
March 18, 2016 Washington, D.C.—As President Obama travels to Cuba next week, Human Rights First urges him to intensify efforts to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, as its continued operation...
November 17, 2015 On the heels of the horrific attacks in Paris, far-right groups in France are already escalating their xenophobic rhetoric and mobilizing supporters to turn their anger against refugees and...

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Testimony | April 15, 2016
Statement by Susan Corke at OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting, April 2016 - Session III: Responses to Intolerance and Discrimination, Including Hate Crimes, Hate Speech and Hate on...
Factsheet | July 13, 2015
Hungary is situated in a key location in Eastern Europe, serving as a buffer between Russia and the rest of Europe. The country has served as an important ally to the United States due to this...
Blueprint | October 16, 2014
Download the Report Introduction This blueprint is based on research conducted in Ukraine by Human Rights First staff, and on discussions with Ukrainian government and civil society...
Report | August 14, 2014
We're not Nazis, but...The Rise of Hate Parties in Hungary and Greece and Why America Should Care Recommendations To the U.S. Government The primary responsibility for protecting the human...