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

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July 23, 2015
By Christina Miliou The Greek debt crisis is, by and large, averted for now. On July 13, Greece and European officials agreed to the terms of a new bailout, one that will prevent collapse of the...
June 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, noting that the widespread violations of human rights...
June 11, 2015
The European community is taking a more active stance against Hungary’s dangerous slide into authoritarianism and extremism. This is a welcome step.  Both the European Parliament and the...
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...
December 03, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today issued an analysis of hate crime data from 57 countries which includes recommendations for governments of the Organization for Society...
November 06, 2014
Last week, Kyiv’s oldest movie theater was burned to the ground during an LGBT movie screening as the arsonists shouted anti-gay slurs. Despite serious injury to some attendees, police have refused...
September 22, 2014
Warsaw, Poland – Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino today delivered remarks before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during the Human Dimension Implementation meeting....

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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....
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...
Factsheet | March 27, 2014
On April 6, Hungary will hold its parliamentary elections under a revamped electoral system, and starting May 18, it will also hold elections for the European Parliament. Both elections will be...

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