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December 18, 2020
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by Mary Gasparian, Intern   As the new year approaches, it is the perfect time to show gratitude and support meaningful causes, both local and global. As a rising college graduate, I...
December 15, 2020
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Albert Ho’s law firm in Hong Kong is exactly what you’d expect. Halfway up a skyscraper, it’s noisy and busy and a little chaotic, full of young, enthusiastic lawyers confronting a mountain of cases...
December 11, 2020
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This time last year, I was in Hong Kong, meeting with human rights activists and documenting the large pro-democracy demonstrations. The police were cracking down on protestors, using excessive force...
December 04, 2020
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Even to seasoned watchers of the United Kingdom government’s policy on Northern Ireland, the announcement on Monday that there would be no public inquiry into the 1989 murder of human rights lawyer...
November 24, 2020
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With the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) now in conference committee, Congress should ensure that the final bill includes critically important reforms to the “1033”...
November 23, 2020
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Twitter’s recent announcement that President Trump’s account will lose special “public interest” protections was met with mixed reactions— from “too little, too late” to “look at how biased...
November 19, 2020
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, Refugee Protection
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The Trump Administration is summarily sending refugees seeking protection from persecution or torture to immigration jail. They are often held there for months, or even years, denying them the prompt...
October 30, 2020
Associate Director, Research & Analysis, Refugee Protection
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Human Rights First has received previously undisclosed records that reveal how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been carrying out illegal expulsions of asylum seekers and children....
October 20, 2020
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The Senate Judiciary hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett featured extensive exchanges on abortion rights, health care, and a few other hot-button issues. Largely overlooked, however...
June 09, 2020
We the undersigned state the following: President Trump has threatened to deploy active-duty military to try to quell the nationwide unrest sparked by the police’s killing of George Floyd. As...

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