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June 30, 2015
In Their Own Words:  "We are human beings. We are all just like you...walking the streets and other things. We come in all shapes and forms. Some of us are extreme; some of us are...
June 30, 2015
By Theo Salem-Mackall “Be the change, make history, making history is hot!”   So went the cheeky catchphrase for 2015’s EuroPride celebration, held in Latvia’s...
June 29, 2015
In the effort to advance the human rights of LGBT people, there have been important victories over the last year. But there have also been tragic reminders that in many parts of the world LGBT...
June 29, 2015
Top News Family Immigration Detention As Independence Day approaches, the Department of Homeland Security has announced reforms that will allow detained families who pass a credible fear or...
June 25, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today welcomed the release of the State Department’s 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, noting that the widespread violations of human rights...
June 19, 2015
Riga, Latvia – Human Rights First today urged the U.S. government and the international community to press the Kyrgyz parliament to reject a proposed discriminatory propaganda bill that has...
June 08, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised the Kyrgyz Ministry of Justice for announcing its opposition to a proposed propaganda law currently under consideration in the Parliament....

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Factsheet | May 20, 2015
The government of Hungary can advance human rights and democracy, and improve relations with the U.S. and Europe, by bringing its 2011 Constitution and Fundamental Laws into compliance with...
Report | May 19, 2015
The World as it Should Be: Advancing the Human Rights of LGBT People in Jamaica Executive Summary Human Rights First traveled to Jamaica in March 2015 and interviewed members of the lesbian,...
Letter | May 11, 2015
May 5, 2015 Asylbek Sharipovich Jeenbekov Speaker of Jogorku Kenesh 205, Chui Prospekt Bishkek 720003 Kyrgyzstan Dear Speaker Asylbek Sharipovich:  We write to express our deep...

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