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Featured Press Release | September 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that its board of directors has chosen Michael Breen as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Breen, who...
September 16, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First is proud to announce a partnership between Veterans for American Ideals (VFAI) and Power the Polls to protect and preserve the 2020 electoral process. Through...
September 15, 2020
HRF renews calls for immigrants to be released from detention during the pandemic  WASHINGTON — Human Rights First today called for investigations into a whistleblower’s allegations of...
September 15, 2020
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First today announced the three law firms honored this year with the annual Marvin E. Frankel Award: Covington & Burling LLP; Williams & Connolly LLP; and Cravath,...
September 02, 2020
WASHINGTON - Today, through Executive Order 13928, the Trump administration initiated sanctions against two officials of the International Criminal Court, imposing visa blocks and asset freezes...
August 26, 2020
WASHINGTON -- Sentencing human rights defenders (HRDs) to long terms in prison is no way to confront terrorism, Human Rights First said today in response to the conviction of leading Egyptian human...
August 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - Threats and intimidation aimed at prominent human rights defender and Nobel laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) should immediately stop, and he ...
August 18, 2020
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First today led 70 other human rights organizations in announcing a joint letter calling on the governments of Canada and the United Kingdom to join the United States in...
August 06, 2020
Experts including epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists find that Trump administration’s rationale for proposed rule denying refugees protection is a misuse of science and public health...
August 03, 2020
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today welcomed Vladimir Kara-Murza, a preeminent Russian human rights activist and former political leader, as its senior advisor for human rights accountability....
July 31, 2020
WASHINGTON — While the Trump administration continues to block many refugees from asylum in this country, Human Rights First condemns the new final rule requiring asylum seekers to pay fees for...

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