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February 24, 2006
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NEW YORK – Human Rights First urges the adoption of the draft resolution, introduced today by the President of the General Assembly, creating a new United Nations Human Rights Council. While we are...
February 22, 2006
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Groundbreaking Study Documents Lack of Accountability and Command Failure Despite Homicides, Torture, Harsh Conditions of Detention NEW YORK – FEB. 22 – Human Rights First’s new report, “Command's...
February 21, 2006
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Absence of Justice Fuels Unrest in Thailand’s Troubled South NEW YORK – In a report released today, Human Rights First identified serious flaws in the trial of five policemen charged in connection...
February 16, 2006
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Human Rights First welcomes the recent expansion of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus to the United States Senate. Senator Sam Brownback, Republican of Kansas, and Senator Tom Harkin, Democrat of...
February 15, 2006
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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to the new and improved version of Human Rights First's asylum newsletter. Our goal is to help keep you informed of major developments that affect those who seek asylum in...
February 13, 2006
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On the Feb. 13 meeting between President Bush and Secretary General Kofi Annan: “The announcement that the United States and the United Nations will be working together to address Darfur is welcome....
February 10, 2006
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In Letter, HRF Urges Bush and Annan to Express Support for High-Level UN-Appointed Envoy to Darfur Human Rights First today sent a letter to President Bush and to Secretary-General Kofi Annan urging...
February 08, 2006
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But One Year After Major Government Report on Asylum, Reforms Have Still Not Been MadeNEW YORK – One year ago today, the bi-partisan U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued...
February 03, 2006
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Conviction is Serious Setback for Human Rights in Russia NEW YORK – In a dramatic setback to the protection of human rights and the development of democracy in Russia, human rights activist Stanislav...
January 26, 2006
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By Marc Kusnetz Late Monday, January 23, the jury in the murder and dereliction of duty trial of Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer imposed three punishments on the defendant. First, he...



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