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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...
November 17, 2011
Washington, DC – As President Obama travels to Bali for this week’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit, Human Rights First is urging him to question the Indonesian government about...
November 16, 2011
Washington, DC – In the wake of yesterday’s announced Senate Armed Services Committee defense authorization compromise, Human Rights First is praising the Obama Administration and Senators Patrick...
November 15, 2011
Washington, DC – Following news that today’s closed-door Senate Arms Services Committee meeting has produced a tentative agreement on a defense authorization bill, now reported to contain modified...
November 15, 2011
New York – Human Rights First applauds the United Nations’ Third Committee’s adoption of a text on combating religious intolerance that does not include the harmful concept of “defamation of religion...
November 14, 2011
Washington, DC – The Federal Bureau of Investigations today released its annual data on hate crime in the United States for 2010. According to the data, the most comprehensive annual record of hate...
November 14, 2011
Washington, DC – As Congress considers future U.S. foreign aid funding, Human Rights First urges lawmakers to continue civilian support for the development of reliable justice and humane prison...
November 11, 2011
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said that yesterday’s  court martial conviction of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs, who was charged with murder and conspiracy in the slaughter of Afghan...
November 11, 2011
Washington, DC – This weekend President Barack Obama will meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao during the 19th Asia-Pacific Economic Corporation (APEC) Informal Leadership Meeting. In anticipation...
November 09, 2011
Washington, DC – Today, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino marked International Day Against Fascism and Antisemitism and the 73rd anniversary of Kristallnacht during a State...
November 08, 2011
19 Military Leaders Urge Senators to Stand Strong Against Provisions Washington, DC – During this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing featuring testimony from Attorney General Eric Holder,...

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