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April 16, 2014
Washington, DC -  Human Rights First today expressed alarm over reports that Russian authorities have targeted Oleg Kluenkov, a prominent human rights defender from the Arkhangelsk LGBT (...
April 15, 2014
Washington D.C. ­– Today nineteen members of the House of Representatives urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to prohibit discrimination at future Olympic and Paralympic Games by amending...
April 15, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today applauds an Indian Supreme Court ruling that expands recognition for transgender individuals in the country. The ruling also protects transgender persons...
April 10, 2014
By Dawes Cooke Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for homophobic legislation, putting LGBT people and allies at great risk. But a growing number of prominent Africans are breathing fresh air...
April 09, 2014
Anti-Discrimination Centre (ADC) “Memorial,” a stalwart in the Russian human rights movement, is the latest victim of Russia’s foreign agent law. A St. Petersburg District Court’s decision against...
April 07, 2014
Washington, D.C.  – Human Rights First today expressed serious concern over news reports that three Egyptian men have been sentenced to eight years in prison and a fourth man sentenced to...
April 04, 2014
Washington D.C. – Human Rights First today welcomed news reports that the Presidium of the Kostroma Regional Court in western Russia has ruled that the city’s ban of two LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual...


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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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