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January 13, 2022
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By Brian Dooley Back in 2017, Human Rights First issued a report on the vilification of human rights lawyers in Northern Ireland.  We noted how the phenomenon hadn’t just...
January 13, 2022
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By Brian Dooley Ten years ago, I testified in the US Congress for Human Rights First on why the US government should issue guidelines to its embassies on engaging with human rights...
January 06, 2022
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A year ago the United States experienced the most existential threat to its imperfect democracy since the Civil War.  The attempted coup at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th reached the...
January 03, 2022
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Out of a combined 14,000-plus minutes of the national evening news broadcast on CBS, ABC, and NBC in 2020, just five minutes were devoted to Afghanistan, according to analysis by ...
December 20, 2021
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It’s been a tough month for a British government hoping to draw a line under its crimes during the 1969-1998 Troubles in Northern Ireland. A series of court cases has undermined British Prime...
December 20, 2021
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By: Diandra Coonghe, HRF Intern   Human Rights First Fall 2021 Communications Intern Diandra Coonghe is studying biological science at Fairleigh Dickinson University....
December 16, 2021
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The Biden administration began returning asylum seekers and migrants to Mexico in its revamped version of the infamous “Remain in Mexico” program (RMX) on December 8th,...
November 22, 2021
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Exactly ten years ago today I was sitting in a Bahraini royal palace witnessing an extraordinary event. An international lawyer, who had been appointed by the King of Bahrain to investigate the...
October 29, 2021
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For many years, the United Arab Emirates has been one of Washington’s most repressive military allies. Its brutal targeting of human rights defenders, its leadership role with Saudi Arabia in the war...
October 21, 2021
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by Paloma Delgado, former Human Rights First Intern   Using Title 42 to expel migrants and asylum seekers from the United States has never been about protecting public health. It is a...

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