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January 31, 2015
By Emily Q. Balan 150 years ago today, the United States House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, beginning the year long march toward state ratification. The...
January 30, 2015
On January 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives ratified the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery. Today, 150 years later, there are an estimated 21 million people enslaved. These people...
January 29, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Prominent leaders from the business and financial sectors, law enforcement, the military, federal, state and local government, and civil rights community today committed to join a...
January 29, 2015
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Loretta Lynch for the office of U.S. Attorney General. If confirmed by the Senate, Lynch will replace current Attorney...
January 28, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said that the new White House regulations to implement the 2012 executive order regarding human trafficking are an important step in increasing the...
January 26, 2015
Top News GUANTANAMO The military commission trial of Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi continues this week at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Human Rights First will observe the proceeding...
January 22, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged President Obama to publicly raise the issues of ending modern-day slavery and protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (...

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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-...
Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...