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March 19, 2022
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By Brian Dooley Lviv's magnificent old railway station in Ukraine is one of those Art Nouveau classics of eastern Europe. It survived a couple of world wars, Nazi and Soviet occupations, and the...
February 27, 2022
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The U.S. State Department assures us that “The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to putting human rights and democratic principles at the center of our foreign policy,” and it has issued new...
February 25, 2022
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Director for Accountability
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Human Rights First has called for the United States and other governments to immediately impose targeted Global Magnitsky sanctions on corrupt and abusive Russian officials.   Doing so would...
February 25, 2022
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Human rights activists in Ukraine are telling Human Rights First about the immediate impact on them of the Russian invasion, and what they want from the United States. Human Rights First has for...
February 17, 2022
By Reema Ghabra Black Immigrant and Refugee Equity (BIRE) Project Fellow Over the past twenty years, the Black immigrant population in the United States has more than tripled from 600,000...
January 27, 2022
By Brian Dooley This Sunday, at 4pm Irish time, people all over the world will put lighted candles in their windows to mark the anniversary of the Bloody Sunday Massacre in Derry. They will be...
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
Executive Vice President, Programs and Policy
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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
Program Associate, Special Projects
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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 ...

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