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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 07, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today expressed alarm over press reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will release an additional $195 million in military aid to Egypt ...
September 06, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today condemned the Trump Administration’s attempt to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement, which limits the government’s ability to ...
August 26, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Following the death of Senator John McCain, Human Rights First’s Sharon Kelly McBride issued the following statement: With the passing of John McCain, the United States—and...
August 24, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Veterans for American Ideals, a project of Human Rights First, today praised Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) for calling for an additional four...
August 13, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today announced that it will partner with Robins Kaplan to provide free legal representation to refugees detained at Adelanto Detention Facility in...
August 13, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First today applauded two new measures in the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act that will enhance national security by strengthening...
August 09, 2018
Washington, D.C—In response to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s announcement that he has chosen former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet as the next U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights...
August 07, 2018
Washington, D.C—In response to the U.S. State Department’s decision not to support the Canadian government as it stands up for human rights, Rob Berschinski, Senior Vice President for Policy at Human...
August 07, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to questions regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s potential involvement in issues such as the torture of detainees held in U.S. custody or other...
August 02, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering reducing the number of refugees admitted to the United States to 25,000 for fiscal year 2019, a historic low,...

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