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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...
December 07, 2011
Washington, DC – Threatening twitter messages sent to several prominent Bahraini human rights defenders are among the latest social media attacks on the nation’s human rights activists, Human Rights...
December 06, 2011
Geneva – Human Rights First today commended Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as she seized another opportunity to establish the principle that LGBT rights are human rights and human rights are LGBT...
December 06, 2011
Washington, DC – Ahead of President Barack Obama’s scheduled 11 a.m. announcement detailing a directive to protect LGBT rights across U.S. government agencies, Human Rights First President & CEO...
December 05, 2011
Geneva – Human Rights First today called on nations from all corners of the globe, United Nations agencies and other international bodies to step up efforts to address ongoing xenophobic and other...
November 29, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today criticized the U.S. Senate’s defeat of an amendment cosponsored by Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) to strip troubling provisions from the...
November 29, 2011
Washington, DC – As the Senate prepares to consider an amendment cosponsored by Senators Mark Udall (D-CO) and Jim Webb (D-VA) to strip troubling provisions from the defense authorization bill,...
November 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Twenty-six of the nation’s most respected retired military leaders today urged U.S. Senators to carefully consider amendments to the defense authorization bill that would have...
November 28, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, as President Obama meets with European leaders to discuss a coordinated response to developments in North Africa and across the Middle East, Human Rights First urges him to...
November 23, 2011
Today the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry, led by Cherif Bassiouni, released its report on the brutalities that occurred during this spring’s pro-democracy protests.  Human Rights First’s...
November 23, 2011
New York City – In the midst of a week of tumultuous protests in Egypt, Human Rights First today issued a blueprint outlining goals and recommendations for Egypt’s transition to democracy.  The...

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