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July 09, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari Today, the European Parliament (EP) passed an urgent resolution calling for the release of imprisoned human rights defenders in Bahrain. One such defender, Nabeel Rajab,...
July 06, 2015 This blog was cross posted from The Huffington Post: Nairobi--Parts of Kenya's capital are having a dramatic makeover in the weeks before President Obama's arrival at the end of the month....
June 25, 2015 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. This week the Kenyan government is hosting a summit on countering violent extremism in Nairobi, a regional conference that follows up on a February...
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 22, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Yul Brynner's 1962 role as a political leader on the run from a middle eastern dictator wasn't his finest. The film-Escape from Zahrain-is...
June 19, 2015 Washington, D.C. - In response to today’s reports that Ebrahim Sharif, leader of Bahraini liberal secular group Waad, has been released from prison Human Rights First’s Brian Dooley issued the...
June 19, 2015 By Olivia Huzenis The government crackdown on civil society in Egypt is intensifying. On June 9, Egyptian government investigators visited the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS), a...

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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...