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August 01, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the Ugandan court decision to overturn the discriminatory Anti-Homosexuality act on procedural grounds is a major victory for the rule of...
July 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. –In advance of President Barack Obama’s upcoming U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit with nearly 50 African heads of state, today Human Rights First and the Human Rights Campaign...
July 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today, along with the Council for Global Equality and a broad based group of human rights organizations, urged President Obama to include voices of civil...
July 10, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As Congress debates how the United States will conduct foreign counterterrorism operations, Human Rights First’s President and CEO Elisa Massimino will testify ...
July 07, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the Bahrain Foreign Ministry statement declaring U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski...
July 04, 2014
Kyiv - Human Rights First today said that the cancellation of the 2014 Kyiv March for Equality is a disappointing failure in the struggle for the protection of human rights in Ukraine. The march...
June 30, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – On the one year anniversary of the launch of the discriminatory anti-“propaganda” law in Russia, Human Rights First’s Shawn Gaylord issued the following...

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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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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...
Opinions | June 05, 2014
By Brian Dooley Boycott is an Irish word. At least its origins are in Ireland, from 1880 when tenant farmers in County Mayo withheld rent from land agent Captain Boycott. They refused to...
Opinions | May 28, 2014
By Brian Dooley Bahrain, says The Hill blog piece posted by Rob Sobhani on Friday, May 23, is a "reliable friend of America," and a "loyal ally." But the reality is that Bahrain can be...

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