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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...
March 25, 2015
In a rare victory for the human rights of LGBT Russians, the Dzerzhinsky District Court of Nizhny Tagil overturned the January 23rd conviction of Elena Klimova for "...
March 16, 2015
A Russian court recently labeled Maximum, a regional LGBT organization in Murmansk, as a "foreign agent." Under the law, “foreign agents” are organizations engaged in "political activity" while...
February 10, 2015
Yesterday Elisa Massimino, Human Rights First President and CEO, spoke to the American Bar Association (ABA) during its midyear meeting. She laid out the case for American leadership on human rights...
January 23, 2015
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today said the decision of a Russian district court finding Lena Klimova, founder of the online LGBT youth support group ...
January 16, 2015
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauded the European Parliament for its resolution urging the Kyrgyzstan government to reject the proposed discriminatory propaganda bill...
January 08, 2015
Washington, D.C.  - Human Rights First today said that Russia’s inclusion of transgender status on the list of medical restrictions to obtaining a driver’s license and operating a motor vehicle...

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Transcription | February 10, 2015
Elisa Massimino Keynote Address American Bar Association Mid-Year Meeting Center for Human Rights Annual Luncheon Houston, Texas February 9, 2015. Thank you so much for that kind introduction...
Impact Study | January 16, 2015
As Russia prepared to host the 2014 Winter Olympics, Human Rights First made sure the world knew about the country’s anti-gay propaganda law. The odious law threatened the fundamental rights of LGBT...
Blueprint | December 08, 2014
Overview Russia's Brand of Legislative Homophobia In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations,” thus enacting a federal...
Blueprint | October 16, 2014
Download the Report Introduction This blueprint is based on research conducted in Ukraine by Human Rights First staff, and on discussions with Ukrainian government and civil society...

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