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March 29, 2013 Washington DC- Yesterday members of the United Nations met for final deliberations on the adoption of the International Arms Trade Treaty. This treaty will for the first time regulate the 70 billion...
March 26, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First today joined with Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Kay Granger (R-TX) to call on the Department of Defense to uphold its legal responsibility to end...
March 25, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Human Rights First today praised Secretary of State John Kerry for his calls to cut off supplies that are fueling the atrocities in Syria that have claimed more than 70,000...
March 15, 2013 Washington, D.C. – Today marks two years since the start of the Syrian uprising that has claimed nearly 70,000 lives, caused over one millions refugees to flee the country and sparked an...
March 04, 2013 Washington DC - This weekend, during his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, Secretary John Kerry publicly criticized the ongoing flow of weapons from Russian and Iranian authorities to...
March 01, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First joined with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and James Inhofe (R-OK) to call on the Department of Defense to uphold its legal responsibility to end its...
February 26, 2013 Washington, DC – Human Rights First congratulates newly-confirmed Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and looks forward to working with him to advance U.S. national security policies that protect...

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Factsheet | March 07, 2017
President Trump signed a revised executive order on March 6 in response to a court-ordered stay of his January 27 order that barred the resettlement of refugees and nationals of seven countries,...
Factsheet | March 07, 2017
On March 6, 2017, President Trump signed a revised executive order, “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry To The United States.” The order imposes bans on nationals of six Muslim-...
Factsheet | February 22, 2017
LGBT Refugees and President Trump’s Refugee and Muslim Ban Executive Order   President Trump’s Executive Order President Trump’s January 27th executive order sought to: Halt...
Letter | February 21, 2017
The Honorable John F. Kelly Secretary of Homeland Security The Honorable Rex Tillerson Secretary of State Re: U.S. Global Leadership on Human Rights and Refugee Protection ...