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August 12, 2022
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By Teodoro Garcia, Intern, Refugee Protection This week, the Biden administration announced the end of “Remain in Mexico,” a policy that forced migrants and asylum seekers to wait in danger in...
August 11, 2022
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By Brian Dooley KHARKIV Finding a slice of normalcy during war is a strong instinct for many people.  Activists all over the world stress the importance of clinging onto shreds of...
August 02, 2022
By Cora Wright A few weeks ago, a Mexican cartel in Nuevo Laredo kidnapped Baptist Pastor Lorenzo Ortiz, who operates a network of shelters for migrants, including asylum seekers turned back to...
July 25, 2022
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By Brian Dooley  It’s an agonizing decision for human rights defenders: is there a point where they switch from peaceful resistance to take up arms? For some defenders who are pacifists, non-...
July 22, 2022
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By Brian Dooley and Quinn Fulton  You’d think if you got a ten-year jail sentence you’d be released after ten years. Not in the bizarro world of the repressive United Arab Emirates. The...
July 12, 2022
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By Brian Dooley  War crimes in Ukraine are now so horribly common that one of the local groups tracking them documents incidents virtually every day. The latest report from ...
July 11, 2022
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By Jenine Saleh Human Rights First’s, Project: Afghan Legal Assistance (PALA) honored World Refugee Day by working with our partners Welcome.US and Welcome Legal Alliance to host two legal clinics...
July 03, 2022
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No one really knows how many political prisoners there are in Egypt. In a January 2019 interview Egypt’s President Sisi told CBS’ 60 Minutes that there were no political prisoners in his jails, but...
June 30, 2022
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Brian Dooley & Aoife Duffy Since the 1998 Good Friday/Belfast Agreement which ended the 30-year conflict in Northern Ireland, the region has largely enjoyed progress and prosperity owing to...
June 21, 2022
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Human Rights First is proud to announce our 2022 Pro Bono Star Award winners.  Following is a little background about these excellent pro bono attorneys and the work they have done...



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