On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values.More
Home / Topics / Human Rights Defenders

Latest News and Press Releases

July 06, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post Here it comes. A Bahrain court will decide on Monday July 11 whether its largest opposition group should be formally dissolved a month after it...
July 01, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today expressed its alarm over reports that human rights lawyer and International Justice Mission employee Willie Kimani was murdered along with his...
June 30, 2016 By Leah Schulz Last week the State Department released its long overdue assessment of Bahrain’s implementation of the recommendations laid out in the 2011 Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry...
June 27, 2016 TOP ITEMS Bahrain Wednesday, June 29 marks the one-year anniversary of the State Department’s decision to resume security assistance to Bahrain and remove ...
June 22, 2016 By Leah Schulz In Bahrain the past month has been marred with travel bans, attacks on opposition figures, arrests, and exiles. As the country returns to levels of repression not seen since 2011,...
June 20, 2016 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post Exactly what’s behind the Bahraini government’s thinking in provoking a new political crisis is hard to read, but in the last three weeks it has...

Pages

Related Event

May 5, 2017

Human Rights First and the Open Society Policy Center, in partnership with the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion on threats to academic freedom in Hungary and the fate of American institutions abroad.

Resources

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...