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May 22, 2017 Top Items   Ambassador Haley Travels to Jordan and Turkey U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is currently on a trip to Jordan and Turkey learning about the...
May 15, 2017 New York City--Human Rights First today urged President Trump to raise Turkey’s abysmal human rights record and erosion of democratic institutions when he meets with Turkish President Recep...
May 12, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today called on Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to maintain U.S. presence on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council and to increase efforts to improve...
May 12, 2017 New York City—Human Rights First today called on Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to maintain U.S. presence on the United Nations’ Human Rights Council and to increase efforts to improve...
May 08, 2017 TOP ITEMS FRENCH ELECTION  Emmanuel Macron won a decisive victory in yesterday’s French presidential elections, securing over 65 percent of the vote. He defeated far-right politician...
April 13, 2017 New York City—Following this week's release of a four-page declassified analysis of the recent chemical attack in Syria, Human Rights First called on the Trump Administration to...
February 23, 2017 Co-authored by Alexandra Funk This blog is cross posted with The Huffington Post This week marks the three-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan revolution, which erupted beginning...

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Impact Study | May 08, 2017
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to “bring back waterboarding, and a hell of a lot worse.” That was a red line for us.   Immediately after the election, we mobilized our...
Amicus Brief | February 24, 2016
Brief for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (“AACAP”) and the National Association of Social Workers (“NASW”) SUMMARY OF ARGUMENT Immigration detention poses a severe...
Amicus Brief | December 18, 2015
IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT INTEREST OF AMICI CURIAE Amici curiae are retired generals and admirals of the U.S. Armed Forces who spent their careers in the...
Factsheet | December 18, 2015
Nicaraguan national Bernardo Aban Tercero is scheduled for execution on August 26, 2015 Despite an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) opinion recognizing serious due process...

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