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October 29, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Senator Robert Dole will receive Human Rights First’s Beacon Prize in honor of his work to secure U.S. ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with...
October 23, 2013
New York City – Tonight at Human Rights First’s annual awards dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, renowned Congolese gynecologist and activist Dr. Denis Mukwege will receive the...
October 23, 2013
Tonight, Human Rights FIrst will honor 2013 Nobel Laureate nominee Dr. Denis Mukwege of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with our Human Rights First Award. Dr. Mukwege has dedicated his...
October 22, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today called on the United States Embassy in Bahrain to send official observers to the trial of detained prominent Bahraini opposition leader Khalil Al...
October 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First said today that reports that Bahrain will import 1.6 million tear gas canisters from South Korea are another worrying sign that the crackdown on protests is set...
October 16, 2013
Please join Physicians for Human Rights and Human Rights First for a reception honoring Dr. Denis Mukwege Founder and Medical Director of Panzi Hospital, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo...
October 08, 2013
Geneva – The Joint Mobile Group was selected by the International Human Rights Community, a jury that includes Human Rights First. The Award is given to Human Rights Defenders who have shown deep...

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April 4, 2014

On May 7, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the NY premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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| September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama: I write to urge that the vital issue of human rights...
Factsheet | March 10, 2015
“Too often, we have failed to enforce international norms when it’s inconvenient to do so. And we have not confronted forcefully enough the intolerance, sectarianism, and hopelessness that feeds...
Letter | September 26, 2014
Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) urged the Bahraini government to drop the travel ban and...
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...

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