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June 01, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said the expiration of Egypt’s long-standing Emergency Law, continually in force since 1981 and on the books since 1958, is a welcome development and may be...
June 01, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today said that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's statement yesterday evening calling out Russia for its refusal to end support for Syrian President Bashar al-...
May 31, 2012
It's been more than six months since the Bahraini government received the report it had commissioned on the crisis of early 2011. The government promised to implement the reforms recommended by the...
May 30, 2012
New York City - As South Africa prepares to undergo its mandated Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of human rights at the United Nations Human Rights Council this Thursday, Human Rights First calls on...
May 30, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino today urged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to make good on her promise to put human rights “at the heart of our diplomacy”...
May 29, 2012
Washington, DC - Following reports that more than one hundred civilians, mostly women and children, were killed by summary execution in El-Houleh region of Homs, Human Rights First calls on the...
May 29, 2012
Washington, DC – In response to a New York Times report detailing the Obama administration’s targeted killing strategy, Human Rights First President and CEO Elisa Massimino asked President Obama to...
May 29, 2012
Washington, DC – The Senate Armed Services Committee reported out a provision in the 2013 National Defense Authorization bill that requires the Comptroller General to investigate the Department of...
May 27, 2012
  Washington, DC -- Bahrain human rights defenders who were in Geneva earlier this week for the United Nations  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process are to be questioned by Bahrain's Ministry of...
May 24, 2012
Washington, DC – The State Department’s country reports released today regarding Iraq and Afghanistan paint a disturbing portrait of those nations’ detention systems and the ongoing use of systematic...

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