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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 02, 2014
Top News OBAMA TRAVELS TO EUROPE President Obama, accompanied by Secretary of State John Kerry, will travel to Europe this week just days after far-right extremist candidates made gains in...
October 16, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program This past weekend, a man walking his girlfriend home was stabbed to death in an industrial district on the outskirts of Moscow called Biryulevo...
September 24, 2013
By Innokenty Grekov Fighting Discrimination Program This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Last week, the Russian Duma’s Family, Women, and Children Affairs Committee discussed the...
September 20, 2013
When Syrian refugees first arrived in Egypt, they were welcomed as brothers and sisters who, just like their hosts, sought freedom from an oppressive regime. Syrian nationals were given visa-free...
September 16, 2013
Last week, when Terry Jones decided to use his First Amendment right to freedom of speech, to insult Muslims by burning the Qur’an, he was met by a small group of activists in Florida who decided to...
August 28, 2013
Fifty years ago today Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. His remarks from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial laid out a soaring vision for an America free of racism...
August 20, 2013
On August 6 a court handed down three life sentences and one 13-year prison sentence to four men guilty of killing six people in nine racist attacks.  Over a 14-month period, Roma (Gypsy)...



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...
Report | November 25, 2013
ODIHR's Hate Crime Report for 2012 Reveals: States Continue to Fall Short in Implementation of OSCE Commitments Download
Letter | August 06, 2013
In a letter, Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino urged President Obama to raise Greece’s struggles to combat antisemitism and hate crime during his meeting with Greek Prime...
Video | June 06, 2013
Fox's John Stossel asks the question, "Do we need hate crime laws?" Human Rights First's Paul LeGendre says yes, we do. 

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