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October 26, 2015 Top News Family Immigration Detention The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services has announced that it will not renew the license of the Berks County Residential Center, a detention facility...
October 23, 2015 Bahrain will host the Manama Dialogue, a high-profile security conference, from October 30 to November 1. A senior delegation of U.S. officials from Congress, the State Department, and the Pentagon...
October 21, 2015 Washington, D.C. - In response to reports that a Bahraini court has sentenced prominent human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja to one year in prison, Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley...
October 20, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Bahraini authorities to immediately dismiss the outstanding cases against prominent human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja. A Bahraini...
October 06, 2015 Geneva - The Martin Ennals Jury today announced the selection of Ahmed Mansoor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the 2015 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. The award is...
September 28, 2015 On September 15, Jaafar Al-Hasabi, a Bahraini citizen granted asylum in the United Kingdom, filed a criminal complaint in Switzerland against Bahrain’s attorney general, Ali Bin Fadhul Al-Buainain....
September 28, 2015 Washington, DC – Human Rights first today praised President Obama for using his United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) address this morning to emphasize the need for leadership to address the...

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Factsheet | June 13, 2017
This brief guide was put together in 2017 to assist human rights activists who are at risk of being jailed. Rachel Lehr and Emily Sherwood at Case Western Reserve University Law School were the lead...
Issue Brief | March 30, 2017
Read Full Report and Download In 2014 Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban famously declared that liberal democratic states— including his fellow European Union and NATO members—constituted an...
Issue Brief | June 21, 2016
Poland’s Anti-Terror Law Recommendations for U.S. officials attending Warsaw NATO Summit 2016 Background Since the right-wing Law and Justice Party took office in Poland after the...
Timeline | April 22, 2016
Syria Timeline 2011–2016 2011  March: Inspired by demonstrations across the region, protestors begin demanding democratic reforms. Security forces retaliate by opening fire and...