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September 20, 2013
As the number of Syrian refugees registered in neighboring countries continues to rise beyond the two million mark, reports continue to emerge of Syria’s neighbors closing border points or limiting...
September 20, 2013
When Syrian refugees first arrived in Egypt, they were welcomed as brothers and sisters who, just like their hosts, sought freedom from an oppressive regime. Syrian nationals were given visa-free...
September 18, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First urges members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to ask Ambassador Anne Patterson challenging questions about U.S. policy in the Middle East during...
September 17, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomed a letter sent by a bipartisan group of four U.S. senators to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew asking that the United States designate as sanctions-...
September 12, 2013
Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First welcomes the intense focus that the Obama Administration is now placing on the possibility of a strong multilateral diplomatic response to the August 21 gas...
September 10, 2013
Washington, D.C. – This evening, following President Obama’s address to the nation making his case to the American people for action on Syria, Human Rights First issued the following...
September 10, 2013
Washington, D.C. – As President Obama prepares to deliver his Oval Office address, remarks that will reportedly detail the reasons behind his request for authority to launch military strikes...

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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...
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...