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February 29, 2016 New York City - Human Rights First today released a new report, “The Syrian Refugee Crisis and the Need for U.S. Leadership," that details the deteriorating conditions facing Syrian...
February 26, 2016 Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today urged members of Congress to support legislation that would provide access to counsel for unaccompanied children and vulnerable individuals in the...
February 24, 2016 New York City - Human Rights First, along with Munger, Tolles & Olson, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in the case of Flores v. Lynch, the...
February 23, 2016 In an amicus brief submitted to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today, medical and mental health professionals say that the government’s family detention facilities are incapable of meeting...
February 23, 2016 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today called on President Obama to announce a major U.S. initiative to help address the Syrian refugee crisis that includes stepped up commitments to...
February 22, 2016 Top News Guantanamo Tomorrow is the statutory deadline for the Obama Administration to give Congress its plan for closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The...
February 19, 2016 New York City— As the license of the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania is set to expire this weekend, Human Rights First today renewed calls on the U.S. Department...

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Resources

Issue Brief | September 22, 2016
Download Brief In August 2016 Human Rights First visited the Irwin County Detention Center and the Stewart Detention Center in southern Georgia. The Stewart Detention Center, operated by...
Report | August 31, 2016
Download and Read Report Two major summits slated for September 2016 present opportunities for the United States to lead, and advance key components of, a comprehensive initiative to address the...
Report | August 26, 2016
Download Full Report War, repression, terrorism, and rampant human rights violations have conspired to produce what’s commonly called the global refugee crisis. There are more than 20 million...
Issue Brief | August 19, 2016
  Download Full Brief On August 8, 2016, 22 mothers at the Berks County Residential Center launched a hunger strike to protest their long-term detention and the harm it has inflicted on...

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