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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...
March 02, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today urged the Bahraini government to lift its visa restrictions on human rights observers wishing to monitor the situation in the country.  In a letter addressed...
March 01, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Bob Casey (D-PA) for...
February 29, 2012
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, Google will introduce its new privacy policy, a move that consolidates over 60 different privacy policies across several products.   According to Human Rights First, Google...
February 29, 2012
New York City - Human Rights First welcomes the news that the travel ban has been lifted on American employees of U.S. human rights and democracy organizations in Egypt, who are facing prosecution on...
February 29, 2012
Washington, D.C. -- Human Rights First welcomes President Obama's Policy Directive implementing certain detention provisions of the 2012 defense bill signed into law on New Year’s Eve.  The directive...
February 28, 2012
New York City - Human Rights First welcomes the release of revised detention standards from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). According to ICE...
February 27, 2012
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case that will determine whether the United States truly supports the principles of international law for human rights...
February 27, 2012
Washington, DC – Today, the 20 Bahrain medics who were detained, tortured and sentenced to long terms in prison after an unfair military court trial again had their appeal hearing postponed, this...
February 24, 2012
Washington, DC –The Obama administration has indicated that it will move forward with a military commissions trial for Ali Mussa Daqduq, a move Human Rights First notes is an unnecessary and risky...
February 23, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised the just-released White House Consumer Data Privacy framework as a welcome step toward requiring companies to protect user privacy online. “The...

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