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The United States should crack down on those who enable Assad’s atrocities.

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November 06, 2014
Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today urged the Obama Administration to publicly raise concern over the Bahraini government’s ongoing human rights abuses as the Kingdom hosts Sunday’s...
September 23, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today urged President Obama to use his appearances at the United Nations to call for a global response to extremism and terrorism that recognizes human...
September 22, 2014
Warsaw, Poland – Human Rights First’s Elisa Massimino today delivered remarks before the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) during the Human Dimension Implementation meeting....
May 08, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today applauded the Obama Administration’s decision to designate for sanctions the Syrian Minister of Finance, other Syrian cabinet ministers, and Russia-...
April 28, 2014
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised the Obama Administration’s decision to designate for sanctions Sergey Chemezov and other senior Russian officials and companies who have likely...
March 20, 2014
Washington, DC - Human Rights First today welcomes the expansion of U.S. sanctions against Russia for its aggression against Ukraine. The Executive Order issued today for the first time targets...
March 19, 2014
Washington, D.C. – As Assistant Secretary of State Anne Richard meets with her Turkish counterparts this week in Ankara and Adana, Human Rights First urges her to raise the issue of barriers...

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On March 19, 2014, Human Rights First hosts the DC premiere of the film WE ARE THE GIANT, a movie profiling the plights of seven activists involved in the various national uprisings of the Arab Spring.

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Letter | September 23, 2014
Dear Mr. President, As you prepare to make your annual address to the General Assembly of the United Nations, we write to urge you to include the following points in your remarks in connection...
Factsheet | July 10, 2014
Question: Is separate congressional authorization needed for United States military action against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria? Answer: Yes. As neither the...
Opinions | April 02, 2014
By Eleanor Acer, Refugee Protection When I met with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey a few months ago, many were already struggling with the realization that they would not be able...
Letter | March 11, 2014
An open letter from Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino calling upon President Barack Obama to urge the government of Saudi Arabia to cooperate with the United States in actions...