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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 09, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First is pleased to note that the United States and Afghan Government are addressing the serious question of how to transfer approximately 3,200 detainees currently held...
March 08, 2012
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the United Nations Human Rights Council held its first ever intergovernmental debate focused on violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity...
March 07, 2012
Washington, DC – Ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8, Human Rights First recognizes the important contributions and sacrifices made by women human rights defenders around the world.  Human...
March 07, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) for recognizing that U.S. arms purchases from a Russian company enabling atrocities in Syria “makes no sense.” Cornyn...
March 05, 2012
Washington, DC – Human Rights First today praised Attorney General Eric Holder’s planned speech at Northwestern University School of Law to address – among other topics – targeting killings, but...
March 02, 2012
Washington, DC - As the Pakistani Government seeks proposals from companies to help it put in place a comprehensive new Internet filtering system that would dramatically impact users within the...
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...

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