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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...
October 25, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the administration may issue a new rule that could close the southern border and bar Central American asylum seekers traveling in the migrant caravan from...
October 25, 2018
New York City—In response to today’s announcement that President Trump plans to send eight hundred or more troops to the southern border as a caravan of refugees and migrants approaches,...
October 24, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First, along with other members of the Martin Ennals Award jury, today announced Eren Kskin, Marino Cordoba Berrio, and Abdul Aziz Muhamat as the three finalists for the...
October 23, 2018
Los Angeles, California—Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti yesterday toured the Adelanto ICE Processing Center as part of a delegation that included detention experts, philanthropic leaders, attorneys,...
October 18, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to President Trump’s statements that he is considering ordering the military to close the southern border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued the following...
October 17, 2018
New York City – Tonight at Human Rights First’s annual awards dinner at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the organization will honor Márta Pardavi, co-chair of the Hungarian Helsinki...
October 12, 2018
Washington, D.C.—In response to reports that the Trump Administration is considering new efforts to separate and detain families at the U.S. southern border, Human Rights First’s Eleanor Acer issued...
October 11, 2018
New York City—In response to a letter signed by a bipartisan group of 22 senators—including the chairperson and ranking members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and...
October 09, 2018
New York City—In response to the disappearance and reported killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Human Rights First’s Senior Vice President for Policy Rob Berschinski issued the...
October 05, 2018
New York City – Human Rights First hailed today’s announcement by the Norwegian Nobel Committee that it had awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynecological surgeon from the...

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