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March 16, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt to raise concerns with his Ukrainian counterparts over the possible cancellation of the...
March 14, 2016 Top News Targeted Killing Last week, the Obama Administration announced that it will publish civilian and combatant casualty assessments for lethal counterterrorism strikes outside areas of active...
March 09, 2016 Washington, D.C. -  Human Rights First today urged Congress to support the passage of the Global Respect Act, a bill that would direct the State Department to report gross violations...
March 07, 2016 Top News Baby Barristers Last week, The Washington Post  reported that Judge John H. Weil, a senior-immigration judge responsible for training other judges, claimed in a...
March 03, 2016 Egypt does not explicitly criminalize same-sex activity, but that hasn't stopped the country's morality police from arresting, nor the Egyptian courts from convicting, men they believe to be...
February 29, 2016 Many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Russians have to depart the country to achieve their dreams. Leaving homes, jobs, friends, and family members behind simply to be who they...
January 29, 2016 Jamaica's Offences Against the Person Act of 1864, also known as the sodomy law, criminalizes all forms of intimacy between men, even in private. Although the law is rarely enforced, it provides...

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Factsheet | April 01, 2016
Международное сообщество лесбиянок, геев, бисексуалов и трансгендеров (ЛГБТ) с нарастающим ужасом наблюдает за тем, как дискриминационные российские законы о гей-пропаганде постепенно начинают...
Factsheet | March 17, 2016
Supporters: Advocates for Youth, American Jewish World Service, Human Rights Campaign, and Human Rights First In the last several years, the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality...
Letter | March 16, 2016
March 15, 2016 Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt Embassy of the United States, Ukraine 4 A.I. Sikorsky St. 04112 Kyiv, Ukraine Dear Ambassador Pyatt: I am writing to raise concerns about the...
Factsheet | March 08, 2016
The international lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. Yet...

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