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August 22, 2016 Top Items Private Prisons In the wake of last week’s announcement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) that it will end its reliance on private prisons, Human Rights First called on the...
August 15, 2016 This blog is cross-posted from The Huffington Post. Samantha Power, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations and longtime foreign policy advisor to President Obama, built her reputation...
August 12, 2016 This is a cross-post from The Huffington Post. Bahrain’s Sunni-led government continues to attack the country’s leading Shia clerics. In a new development yesterday, Sheikh Maytham Al...
August 10, 2016 This is a cross-post from Huffington Post. Money talks in Bahrain. In fact it never really shuts up. The ruling family continues to splurge on a series of vanity projects despite a growing...
August 01, 2016 As the Obama Administration nears the end of its term, it’s time to assess its impact on human rights in a region that has long been the source of many policy challenges to the U.S. government. It is...
July 26, 2016 This blog is cross posted from the Huffington Post. Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson’s op-ed in The New York Times, “Why the U.S. Military Can’t Fix Syria,” reveals many of the...
July 25, 2016 This blog is cross posted from the Huffington Post On July 16, a faction of the Turkish military initiated an attempted coup. It disagreed with President Erdogan’s increased politicization of...

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October 10, 2016

The Permanent Missions of France, Iraq, and the United States Have the honor to invite you to a briefing

Featuring remarks by Iraqi, Yazidi Activists

Ameena Saeed Hasan and Khaleel Aldakhi

Recipients of the 2016 Human Rights First Award

Ms. Hasan and Mr. Aldakhi work courageously in northern Iraq to free Yazidi women and girls from Da’esh captivity and to provide support to survivors of enslavement and abuse.

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Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...
Factsheet | January 10, 2017
Over the course of the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump expressed hostility to human rights norms and called into question whether the United States should continue to promote its values abroad...
Letter | October 13, 2016
Download PDF October 13, 2016   The Honorable Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500   Dear Mr. President: Right now, in...
Testimony | May 17, 2016
Statement for the Record: Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing on "War in Syria: Next Steps to Mitigate the Crisis." May 17, 2016 We are pleased to submit this statement on behalf of...