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April 20, 2015
Top News Refugee Protection On Tuesday at 10:05 a.m., Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks during the 45th Annual Conference on the Americas, co-hosted by the U.S. Department of...
April 20, 2015
Last week an Egyptian court issued a decision that escalates government-sanctioned homophobia and may set a disturbing precedent. The court upheld a ban against a Libyan man from re-entering the...
April 16, 2015
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today announced that Vanessa Allyn, the organization’s DC-based managing attorney for refugee representation, will receive Center...
April 13, 2015
Top News Equality in Jamaica During his trip to Jamaica last week, President Obama voiced support for the island’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community and praised young civil...
April 09, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today praised President Obama for highlighting the work of LGBT human rights activists during today’s youth leadership forum held at the University of the West...
April 09, 2015
It’s getting hard to keep track of the case against Elena Klimova and her organization, Children-404. The group’s name refers to the “page not found” Internet error code, signifying the...
April 07, 2015
A homophobic bill sailed through Kazakhstan’s legislature and awaits the president’s signature. Modeled after Russia’s propaganda law, the bill would outlaw the promotion of “non-traditional sexual...

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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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