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October 15, 2015 By Anita Dhanvanthari At the highly publicized Leaders’ Summit on Countering ISIL and Violent Extremism during the United Nations General Assembly on September 29, President Obama recognized the...
October 13, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: With Somalia's October 1, 2015, ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the United States is currently...
September 28, 2015 Top News Global Refugee Crisis On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Immigration and National Interest Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2016...
June 11, 2015 The European community is taking a more active stance against Hungary’s dangerous slide into authoritarianism and extremism. This is a welcome step.  Both the European Parliament and the...
November 19, 2014 About 13.6 million Syrians and Iraqis have been displaced by war, violence, and persecution. Nearly four million of those have escaped to neighboring countries. Two million have left...
November 18, 2014 Last Wednesday a U.S. delegation testified before the Committee Against Torture on compliance with the U.N. treaty. In 2005, then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez argued that the treaty did not...
November 14, 2014 By Eli A. Wolff and Mary A. Hums, Institute for Human Centered Design  When people think about sports, they are often captivated by the glitz and glamour of the game. A growing community of...

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Letter | June 29, 2016
Dear Ambassador Harper: I am writing to express Human Rights First’s support as you work to reaffirm human rights on two upcoming votes at the U.N. Human Rights Council. I want to first underscore...
Letter | June 03, 2014
To the Senate Majority and Minority Leaders: We are a diverse coalition of leading NGOs and experts supporting U.S.-UN engagement to advance human rights. We write to urge a swift vote on the...
Report | May 07, 2013
The transition to democracy currently underway in Tunisia is the most promising reform process taking place in the Arab region, two years after the mass protests of the spring of 2011. Progress...
Report | February 28, 2013
How Targeting Third Parties Can Slow the Atrocities in Syria Download The Syrian conflict is a human rights catastrophe. Over the past two years, nearly 70,000 people have died, mostly...