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May 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the Senate’s inclusion of Senator Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) amendment to the Trade Promotion Authority Act (HR 1314). The amendment would...
May 19, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed the House of Representative’s passage of key provisions included in the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA)of 2015 (S. 178), noting...
May 15, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Senate to support section 6(b)6 of the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (S. 995), which would prevent expedited consideration by...
May 15, 2015
By Claire Duguid A recent New York Times exposé, The Price of Nice Nails, delves into the exploitation behind many of New York's nail salons. From wage violations, worker abuse, and a lack of...
May 14, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the Senate’s passage of section 912 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 ( S. 1269), a provision to...
May 11, 2015
Top News Gulf Leaders to the U.S. Gulf state leaders from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman will meet with President Obama this week at Camp David. Last...
May 07, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First urges the president to ensure any trade deal made with countries that have received poor rankings from the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP)...

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Testimony | February 27, 2015
Contact: Annick Febrey—(202) 888-7608—febreya@humanrightsfirst.org Testimony of Annick Febrey, Senior Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign Human Rights First New York City Council...
Video | February 26, 2015
  Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Former Chairman and CEO of Carlson, a global travel and hospitality company, speaks about the reality of 21st century slavery and its effect on business in the...
Letter | February 25, 2015
February 24, 2015 Senator Bob Corker  Chairman Senator Bob Menendez Ranking Member U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations 446 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-...