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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...
January 22, 2021
WASHINGTON - Human Rights First, the National Immigration Law Center (“NILC”), and Sidley Austin LLP today filed an amicus curiae—friend of the court—brief at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case...
January 21, 2021
WASHINGTON – Tuesday’s Senate confirmation hearings strongly suggest that the Biden-Harris administration intends to move the United States government in positive new directions in terms of policy...
January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Human Rights First welcomed a legislative proposal from President Biden that would begin to repair the damage done to the U.S. immigration and refugee systems and called on Congress to...
January 20, 2021
WASHINGTON -- Today, President Joe Biden, in one of his first acts as president reversed the Trump administration’s ban on immigrants and refugees from Muslim-majority and select African countries....
January 20, 2021
Michael Breen, President and CEO of Human Rights First, gave the following statement on the inauguration of President Joe Biden: “As the American human rights organization, we see in the advent of...
January 18, 2021
GENEVA – Human Rights First and the other members of the jury for the 2021 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders today announced the nomination of three outstanding human rights...
January 13, 2021
WASHINGTON – As Congress moves to impeach President Trump, it must also look at the actions of its own members who violated their oaths of office by instigating a violent attack on our Capitol in an...
January 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Nineteen years ago, the first detainees arrived at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay as part of an effort to subvert the rule of law based on the false assumption that...
January 08, 2021
Washington – Human Rights First today urges immediate action to bring those responsible for the assault on our nation’s Capitol to justice.  “In a country where the rule of law is sacrosanct...
January 06, 2021
WASHINGTON – Human Rights First CEO Mike Breen gave the following statement about the riot at the United States Capitol: "Today’s occupation of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump militants is...

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