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June 18, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – In an alarming step, the human rights committee of the Kyrgyzstan parliament has approved a discriminatory anti-“propaganda” bill that closely emulates a Russian...
June 17, 2014
Washington, DC -  Human Rights First today said that the dismissal of a prominent human rights activist in Russia from his position at Northern Federal University is an alarming indicator...
June 13, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomes the introduction of The International Human Rights Defense Act (S. 2472), a bill to direct the Department of State to establish a Special Envoy in...
June 05, 2014
As Vice President Joe Biden heads to Ukraine this weekend for the inauguration of new Ukrainian president Poroshenko, he might want to pay closer attention to the new era of...
May 29, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights for issuing a resolution calling for established protections against discrimination on...
May 29, 2014
Russia’s crackdown on LGBT people is having a spillover effect as neighboring countries enact copycat homophobic legislation. Conventional wisdom holds that leaders such as President Vladimir Putin...
May 23, 2014
A new report issued by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) this month documents the alarming impact of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed into law by President Yoweri Museveni on February...


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Letter | July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015 President Barack Obama The White House Dear President Obama: I am writing to urge that you make protection of human rights a central feature of your upcoming visit to Kenya....
Report | July 09, 2015
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, gay, bisexual, and...
Infographic | June 30, 2015
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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...

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