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August 21, 2017
Director, Antisemitism and Extremism
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On Tuesday Secretary of State Rex Tillerson delivered a speech to mark the release of the State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report. Human Rights First’s Rob Berschinski...
August 11, 2017
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By Saadia H. Khan Last week I traveled to the U.S. Military Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to observe pretrial hearings in the case against Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. As a first-time observer of the...
August 10, 2017
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By Rosalind Faulkner Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a...
August 08, 2017
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By Chelsea Wilson Miller After more than four years, the case against the Nationalist Socialist Underground—a German neo-Nazi group—will finally come to an end this year. Closing arguments began...
August 08, 2017
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By Charlotte Parker Gliserman In early July, the Armenian Ministry of Justice announced that it would recognize same-sex marriages performed abroad, making Armenia the second formerly-Soviet...
August 07, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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In a recent telephone call with Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, Vice President Pence said: “The United States stands with the Venezuelan people, and we call for the full and...
August 04, 2017
Senior Researcher and Advocate, Refugee Protection
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Last week, the House Judiciary Committee marked up the Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017 (H.R. 391), a severely anti-asylum law that would potentially change the asylum system in the...
August 04, 2017
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New data released last week revealed that criminal prosecutions for immigration-related offenses increased by 18 percent, rising for the second straight month since Attorney General Sessions...
August 03, 2017
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By Adam Nagy Passed on June 30, a new German hate speech law imposes heavy fines on social media companies that fail to swiftly remove prohibited content. Its proponents have lauded the bill as...
August 03, 2017
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By Rosalind Faulkner “Civilizational values.” In an op-ed published by The Hill on July 20, presidential assistant Sebastian Gorka hinges his argument for the efficacy of the Trump...

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